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Underneath

$45 premium
($36 members)

$35 general
($28 members)

Preview Performances (October 14-17): $25

Irish Arts Center
in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller
presents

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Underneath

October 14 – November 1

Tuesday, October 27 |
8 pm
Wednesday – Saturday | 8 pm
Sunday | 3 pm
Please note there will be no show on Thursday, October 22, or Saturday, October 31

Written and Performed by
Pat Kinevane

Directed by 
Jim Culleton

Award-winning writer and performer Pat Kinevane and company Fishamble return to Irish Arts Center with Underneath, following the runaway international success of Forgotten (spring 2010) and Silent (fall 2012).

Sticks and stones didn’t break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her. Is Beauty really only skin deep? Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper?

A woman lies dead in her freshly dug grave in the Tumbledown cemetery, Cobh, County Cork. Here she tells the story of her life: her happy childhood and the mother who loved Cleopatra; being struck by lightning and then missing school for a year; her night shifts in hotels washing and mending laundry; up to her ultimate and untimely demise in a north Dublin flat; all via a series of unlikely encounters and heartbreaking betrayals.

This stunning new play is a blackly comic, richly vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface – and what lies underneath.

Produced by Marketa Dowling
Composed by Denis Clohessy
Costume by Catherine Condell
Choreography Adviser Emma O’Kane
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick

Running Time: 90 minutes

Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland



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MEDIA

“Mr. Kinevane is a monologuist of untrammeled imagination, who loves to ferret out the poetic glitter in dark, dank corners....there are extraordinary spectral moments, both visual and aural, throughout...a flavorful contribution to thatgreat rushing river of Irish tale-telling...it’s time to sit back and enjoy the immortal process of a luxurious yarn unspooling.”

 Read the full review here.

"Thrilling...appropriateness around Halloween...Kinevane is a master performer...under Jim Culleton’s perfect direction...dazzling." - Irish Echo

Read the full review here.

 

WINNER OF
The Scotsman Fringe First Award
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS NOMINATION
Physical / Visual Theatre
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

 


“Fishamble’s stunning solo show Underneath…Ninety of the most perfect minutes you’ll spend.”
 – The Scotsman


“Sheer brilliance of this tour de force…the talk of the festival.”
 - The Skinny


“Has you laughing, sorrowing, haunted and in thrall.”
 - The Herald


“Brilliant...striking…excellent…almost a masterpiece.” - The Irish Times 


“An extraordinary piece of one-man theatre...hilarious...thoroughly entertaining.”
- Irish Mail on Sunday


“Intensely physical performance…[Kinevane’s] most powerful work yet…beautifully presented.” - Sunday Business Post

 

ARTIST TALK | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

Following the 3 pm performance, join us for an artist talk back with Pat Kinevane and Jim Culleton, moderated by Dana Edell, PhD. Executive Director, SPARK.


 




Silent (fall 2012)
"A passionate one-man show...Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino's highly theatrical screen presence to stunning effect...[he] doesn't just demand [the audience's] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater." – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Forgotten (spring 2010)
“The monologues are beautifully written and vivid, what makes this show uniquely memorable is Kinevane’s raw, over-the-top, compassionate performance.” – The New Yorker



Directing New Plays 
with Fishamble’s Artistic Director Jim Culleton, featuring writer and performer Pat Kinevane

Saturday, October 17 | 1:30 pm-5 pm

Over the course of a half day, artistic director of Fishamble: The New Play Company Jim Culleton will explore the role of the director, focusing on new plays. Through a mixture of theatre exercises, discussion and text analysis, Culleton will look at how the director works with actors and playwrights to create a piece of theatre which engages as powerfully as possible with an audience. The main play explored will be Underneath by Pat Kinevane, who will join the masterclass for a discussion about writing and performing the play.

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