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riverrun

All Tickets: $20

 

Photo Credit: Colm Hogan

 

riverrun
TheEmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival
in association with Cusack Projects Limited

September 17-20 | 7:30 pm

At BAM Fisher
Fishman Space
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

★★★★★
“Unforgettable intensity, beauty andpower... astonishing. “
- The Scotsman

Adapted, Directed and Performed by Olwen Fouéré
through the voice of the river in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake

Co-Directed by Kellie Hughes

Sound Design and Composition by Alma Kelliher

Costume Design by Monica Frawley

Lighting Design by Stephen Dodd

Presented by BAM in association with Irish Arts Center

"Fouéré’s bold, funny and eloquent drama might just be life-changing." — The Telegraph

"riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay..."

Adherents of James Joyce's 1939 tome Finnegans Wake espouse the idea that its language comes to life only when read aloud. Singlehandedly validating that claim, formidable Irish actress Olwen Fouéré, assuming the role of the river Liffey, offers this incandescent interpretation of the final section of Joyce's "book of the night." A force of nature possessed of every crackling phrase, Fouéré (who also adapted and directs the piece) turns Joyce's prose into an undulating soundscape, inhabiting the voice of Anna Livia Plurabelle, the river's personification, as she swells and surges her way through the Wake's end and out to sea.

Running Time: 1 hr

 



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riverrun is presented as part of our first-ever collaboration with BAM, one of the country’s foremost multidisciplinary cultural institutions for the contemporary performing arts. We are thrilled to join BAM in presenting four contemporary Irish theatre productions as part of BAM’s 2014 Next Wave Festival. Visit BAM.org for more details.

 


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