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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

$25

Recommended for mature audiences.

Photo Credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

Irish Arts Center and Baryshnikov Arts Center present
The Corn Exchange, in association with Cusack Projects Limited
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

April 20—30
April 20-23, April 26-30 | 8 pm
April 24 | 3 pm


at
Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 W 37th Street, New York, NY 10018

BY EIMEAR MCBRIDE
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE AND DIRECTED BY ANNIE RYAN
PERFORMED BY AOIFE DUFFIN

“One of the best stage adaptations of a novel you are likely to see.”The Sunday Times

“A performance of extraordinary courage.”The Daily Telegraph


Following sell-out six week run at London's Young Vic and an extensive UK tour,Annie Ryan's celebrated adaptation of Eimear McBride's award-winning novel, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, featuring an extraordinary performance by Aoife Duffin, comes to BAC with IAC for ten performances only.

The Corn Exchange, one of Ireland's leading independent theater companies, makes its New York debut with A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, which follows, with vivid intensity and originality, the inner narrative of a girl from womb to age twenty. In a career-defining performance, Aoife Duffin (Edinburgh Stage Award for Acting Excellence) portrays a character of astonishing resilience and intelligence, determined to rise above her deprived childhood in Ireland. Rebellious and unrelenting, with biting wit and brilliant spark, McBride writes with an urgency and honesty that "transposes effortlessly to the stage, as if this is where it belongs" (The Guardian UK).


Running Time: 85 Minutes

Post-Performance Conversation 
Friday, April 22:


Eimear McBride and Annie Ryan 
Moderated by Paige Reynolds

 

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme



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"Tireless, passionate and exact." - Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Read the full article here.

"To say that Aoife Duffin’s performance in A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a tour de force may not be doing the actress justice."- Theater Pizzazz

"When I read the book, I was totally blown away. It is so visceral, so alive, so devastating. Really vital and important. I was also instantly struck that it was performable...The company’s work is grounded in the performer’s ability to transform location, character, time." - The Corn Exchange's Annie Ryan on adapting A Girl is a Half-formed Thing for the stage. Read the full interview here.

"Annie Ryan shaped a novel into a harrowing & compelling performance piece." - Berkshire Fine Arts

"A stunning performance...astonishing drama." - Hi Drama

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Aoife Duffin
Winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

Fringe First Award
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015


 


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