By Kenneth Jones
24 Jul 2007
According to Irish Rep, "In O Go My Man, Sarah loves Neil, Ian loves Sarah, Zoe loves Neil, and Neil loves — work. And work is — unusual. Back from Darfur with a head full of nightmares, maverick television journalist Neil takes a hammer to his life. Is it self-preservation or is he just bloody selfish? With a raised eyebrow and sense of the ridiculous, O Go My Man questions how love survives amidst the monotony of monogamy, set against a backdrop of the 'new Ireland' — celebrity chefs, 12 kinds of cafe lattes and a thousand Polish immigrants to pour them."
O Go My Man will be read by Mia Barron (The Coast of Utopia, The Pain and the Itch), Denis Butkus (The Coast of Utopia, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial), Pamela Gray (Butley, Orange Flower Water), Mattie Hawkinson (A Flea in Her Ear, Boston Marriage), Roxanna Hope (Frost/Nixon, After the Fall), David Pittu (LoveMusik, The Coast of Utopia), Amanda Quaid (As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice) and Reg Rogers (The Pain and The Itch, Bach at Leipzig).
Feehily is an actress and writer. Her short play Game was commissioned by Out of Joint and Fishamble Theatre Company and premiered at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Duck, Feehily's first full length play, premiered in an Out of Joint and Royal Court co-production at the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, July 2003, before playing at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and the Royal Court Theatre, London. Catch (written with four other female playwrights) opened at the Royal Court in December 2006. She's currently under commission to the Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Manhattan Theatre Club.
The reading is 3 PM July 27. Tickets are free, and the event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Call (212) 727-2737.
Additional readings are scheduled for Fridays, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14. The Irish Repertory Theatre is located at 132 W. 22nd Street.
For more information visit www.irishrep.org.
As part of its mission statement, The Irish Repertory Theatre "encourages the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures."