Theater

riverrun

 
US Premiere
 
Sep 17—Sep 20, 2014
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: 1hr
ALL TICKETS:  $20
 
+  Best availability: Thu, Sep 18
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday September 17, 2014
Performances no longer available.
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TheEmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival
in association with Cusack Projects Limited

"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...”[1] 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.

Adapted, directed, and performed by Olwen Fouéré
Co-directed by Kellie Hughes
Sound design and composition by Alma Kelliher
Lighting design by Stephen Dodd
Costume design by Monica Frawley


Presented in association with Irish Arts Center

 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Joyce
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
 
On Truth (and Lies) in Joyce
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
 

Acclaimed Irish theater artist Olwen Fouéré joins philosopher Simon Critchley to discuss the lasting influence of James Joyce and her production of riverrun, adapted from Finnegans Wake.

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Artists
Olwen Fouéré
 

Olwen Fouéré is a leading Irish actor and artist.