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The Man In The Woman’s Shoes

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Photo Credit: Vitaliy Piltser

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The Man In The Woman’s Shoes
Loco and Reckless Productions

February 24 – 28
Wednesday – Friday | 8 pm
Saturday | 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday | 3 pm

Written and Performed by
Mikel Murfi

“A physical comedian, blessed with plastic features, and with the vocal range of a ventriloquist, Murfi makes sheep, pigs, dogs, and even bees, come to life.” Irish Theatre Magazine

"I think none of us is old, my heart has never been old."

It’s October 1978, Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and cobbler Pat Farnon has “some business” to do in town.

“Today is beginning to feel very special and I’ve no idea why.”

The Man in The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat as he walks the five miles from his white cottage to town and back again. He meets unforgettable characters along the way -- water diviner Huby Patterson, GAA enthusiast extraordinaire Kitsy Rainey, big voiced Casimir Marshall, an array of farmers all named Gilmartin, a man whose idea of a good time is to direct traffic wherever he may find it. Pat may be an ageing man but he has a boundless enthusiasm for life.

“It’s half time, there’s a pipe band on the field and the smell of oranges all of a sudden - ah, this is the life!”

The Man in The Woman’s Shoes was originally commissioned by the Hawk's Well Theatre in Sligo with Sligo County Council Arts Service for the Bealtaine Festival in 2012 and last year toured to venues around Ireland.

Running Time: 75 minutes



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

 

The Architecture and Playability of Theatre with Mikel Murfi

Back by Popular Demand in an Extended Version!

January 2016

In this lecture Mikel Murfi talks about his work and influences with particular reference to his recent works with writer/director Enda Walsh and designer Sabine Dargent.

Click here for more info


IRISH ARTS CENTER ON TOUR
In an effort to bring art directly to the community, IrishArtsCenter will travel The Man In The Woman’s Shoes to the following locations:

Monday, February 22 | 2 PM 
at New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Wednesday, March 2 | 8 PM
at Irish Cultural and Sports Association of Southern Connecticut
1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517

Thursday, March 3 | 8 PM
at Irish American Society Mineola
Irish American Center, 297 Willis Avenue Mineola, NY 11501

Friday, March 4 | 1 PM
at Sisters of Mercy, 2204 Parsons Blvd, Whitestone, NY 11357

Saturday, March 5 | 8 PM
at Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52 Carmel, NY 10512

Sunday, March 6 | 3 PM
with Hudson Valley Irish Center, Peekskill, NY
The Flatz, 1008 Main St, Peekskill, NY 10566





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"Astonishing acting...In a scene in which three characters spoke at once, I could see all of them differently and distinctly...This is a high-top performance." The New York Times

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Mikel Murfi has just starred opposite Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea in Ballyturk written and directed by Enda Walsh which played to sold-out houses in Galway, Dublin and at the National Theatre in London. He is a founding member of Barabbas Theatre Company and was last in New York when he directed Penelope by Enda Walsh at St. Ann’s Warehouse. His films include The Commitments,Guiltrip, The Butcher Boy, Ella Enchanted, Intermission and most recently Jimmy’s Hall directed by Ken Loach.

 


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