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DUBLIN FRINGE DOUBLE BILL  

$36 member / $45 non-member


Both plays are one-act and each are 60 minutes. The evening begins with Swing, followed by a short intermission, and thenBeowulf: The Blockbuster will begin.

Photo Credit: Sally-Ann Kelly

 

Directors & Performers: From Script to Stage

Saturday, April 26
Following evening performances

Moderated by David Horan, artistic director of Bewley’s Café Theater; director (Beowulf: The Blockbuster)

with Steve Blount, Bryan Burroughs and Janet Moran

Join performers-turned-playwrights Steve Blount, Bryan Burroughs and Janet Moran, in conversation with David Horan, on the triumphs and trials along the journey of performing one’s own work.


Directors & Performers: Incubators and Collaborators

Wednesday, May 7
Following performances

Moderated by Peter Daly, Board Member, Dublin Fringe Festival; Director (Swing)

with Steve Blount, Bryan Burroughs and Janet Moran

Join Steve Blount, Bryan Burroughs and Janet Moran, in conversation with Peter Daly, for a post-show discussion on Ireland as a creative hub, the collaborative process, and the role of festivals as a source of nourishment for the creation and presentation of new work.

 

SWING & BEOWULF
DUBLIN FRINGE DOUBLE BILL

Two Plays. One Night.

April 23-May 18

Wednesday-Friday | 7 pm
Saturday matinee | 2 pm
Saturday evening | 7 pm
Sunday | 3 pm



*Please note there is no show on Thursday, May 1

Dublin Fringe Festival is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival that provides participating artists to challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. Playing a vital role in the fabric of Dublin and Irish cultural life, for 18 days the festival transforms Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe. This spring, get a taste of Dublin Fringe 2013 at the Irish Arts Center with two of the best new, contemporary theatre shows Swing and Beowulf: The Blockbuster.

Irish Arts Center
in association with Fishamble: The New Play Company
presents
Swing

Written by
Steve Blount
Peter Daly
Gavin Kostick
Janet Moran

Performed by
Steve Blount
Janet Moran

Directed by
Peter Daly

Produced by
Marketa Dowling

Lighting Design by Mark Galione


“Funny, warm, and well produced, with a rousing finale that’s enough to make you kick up your own heels.” - Irish Theatre Magazine

A new show about dancing and music and love and not settling and feeling like an eejit and being brave and having doubts and trying your best and trying new things and thinking outside the box and seeing things clearly and living as well as you can and giving it a lash.

From the eternal optimist recovering from his business failure; the dance teachers who have fallen out of step; the young Cork girl looking for love; the country man who cant dance without counting; the teenage lovebirds…in their sixties; to the woman who needs to start doo-de-doo-ing again, the one thing they all have in common is that they are here to dance.

Direct from the Dublin Fringe Festival, in association with Fishamble: The New Play Company (last at IAC with Silent and Forgotten), Swing is a delightful new show that explores the blossoming of a friendship even in hard economic times.Featuring Janet Moran (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto) and Steve Blount (Breakfast on Pluto, Game of Thrones), Swing comes complete with rock and roll music. It will make you want to dance!

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Irish Arts Center
in association with Pat Moylan Productions
presents
Beowulf: The Blockbuster        

Written and Performed by Bryan Burroughs
Developed and directed by David Horan   

                      

A father’s final chance to connect with his son. A boy with a film-soaked imagination. A cinematic journey through an ancient tale, brought to vivid life in this one-man stage phenomenon.

Featuring Spielbergian monsters, John Williams theme tunes and the original superhero; this is physical, comic and vibrant theatre from one of Ireland’s most skilled performers. Hit of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, Beowulf: The Blockbuster was hailed as an instant classic.

 

Swing and Beowulf: The Blockbuster, have been developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Fishamble: The New Play Company, Dublin Fringe Festival, and Irish Theatre Institute.






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PRESS


The New York Times 
gives Critics' Pick to
Swing & Beowulf: The Blockbuster

calling the double bill
"WINNING...CHARMING...
A TOUR-DE-FORCE"

 

"A dazzling display of theatrical talent...Remarkable...Moving"
- Irish Echo

 

4 STARS!! "Tour-de-Force!" "Remarkable"
- Front Row Center

 



MEDIA


Swing


Beowulf: The Blockbuster 90-second trailer


Video by www.theartsblog.ie

SWING


“Moran and Blount create endearing visions of stalled lives in a whirl of possibility and, with elegant guidance, Daly lets them dance like angels.” - The Irish Times

Swing Dancing
with professional dancers Samantha L. Siegel and Brian T. Lawton

Wednesday, April 16 | 7 pm - 9 pm 

Actors Janet Moran (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto) and Steve Blount (Breakfast on Pluto, Game of Thrones) learned how to swing dance for their roles in Swing, and now it's time for you to learn a step or two!

Click here for more information about this class

 

 


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