A writer discovers his dark side in Ronán Noone’s ‘The Smuggler’

in News & Press
November 14th, 2019

Review from The Boston Globe

One — just one — of the achievements of “The Smuggler,’’ Ronán Noone’s engrossing new verse drama at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, is the way most of its rhymes fall so naturally on the ear.

That we largely forget the verse and focus our attention on the drama is a tribute both to Noone’s craftsmanship in constructing such a ripping yarn and to the storytelling gifts of Billy Meleady, who delivers a tour de force solo performance in the New England premiere of Noone’s play.

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