Ireland's Abbey Presents "Americana" Play Readings by US Playwrights, March 6-15

News   Ireland's Abbey Presents "Americana" Play Readings by US Playwrights, March 6-15
Ireland's Abbey Theatre will present a series of play readings by "cutting edge American" playwrights titled "Americana." The event will take place at their Peacock Theatre space, March 6-15.

The plays that will be performed include Charles L. Mee's Big Love, Tony Kushner's Homebody, Wallace Shawn's The Fever, Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion!, Suzan-Lori Parks' Fucking A, Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss and David Hancock's The Race of the Ark Tatoo.

Among the directors for the works will be Gerard Stembridge, Martin Drury, Audrey Devereux, Paul Mercier, Conall Morrison and David Horan. Actor Ethan Hawke, who played in The Late Henry Moss Off-Broadway, will star in the work again in Dublin, according to Reuters.

On The National Theatre of Ireland mainstage, the Abbey Theatre, plays All My Sons by another American scribe Arthur Miller. The work, directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), runs at the space through March 29. American actors Helen Carey (London Assurance) and Peter Michael Goetz (Sex and Longing, The Last Night of Ballyhoo) appear in a cast that also include Charles Bark, Barry Barnes, Declan Conlon, Darragh Kelly, Justine Mitchell, Marion O'Dwyer, David Parnell, Daniel Price and Jasmine Russell.

The schedule for "Americana" follows:

(All performances at 7 PM unless noted otherwise)

  • Big Love March 6
  • Homebody March 7
  • The Fever March at 8:15PM
  • Love! Valour! Compassion! March 8
  • Fucking A March 13
  • The Late Henry Moss March 14
  • The Race of the Ark Tatoo March 15 The Abbey is located on the web at

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