Chapatti by Christian O’Reilly
Directed by Gemma Whelan**
With Allen Nause* and Jacklyn Maddux*
2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland
February 20 – March 13
Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm
Corrib is proud to present the Northwest Premiere of Chapatti, a love story between two people who have given up on the possibility of love. Dan lives alone in a Dublin flat and spends his time with his dog, Chapatti. Betty also lives alone – with her nineteen cats. Chapatti is a tender, funny, compassionate, and unsentimental play about second chances. It has a gentle and straightforward tone, a purity and immediacy that relies on the power of the spoken word, the challenge of communication, and the complexity of lived and shared experience.
“A gentle, sublime and honest script that drills home the need for and the power of human companionship.”
“Unfolding in a deft mix of heartache, despair and gentle comedy, the story is a mix of zesty self-narration and beautifully limned scene work. And it leaves you cheering for these two characters’ hard-won moments of happiness.”
“…celebrates characters who can stand outside themselves, who know their problems and yet still believe in love.”
Originally from Listowel, Christian O’Reilly is a Galway-based writer. His plays include It Just Came Out (Druid Debut Series 2001), The Good Father (Druid – Galway Arts Festival 2002; national tour 2003; joint writer of the 2002 Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary), Is This About Sex? (Rough Magic – 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival; 50th Dublin Theatre Festival; Winner of Best Theatre Script at the 2008 Irish Writers’ Guild Awards), Here We Are Again Still (Decadent/ Galway City Council – 2009 Nun’s Island; bealtine Festival and national tour in 2011), and Sanctuary (Blue Teapot – 2012 Galway Theatre Festival; 2013 Galway Arts Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival). His screen credits include episodes of BBC One dramas Doctors, Casualty and Holby City as well as Inside I’m Dancing (2004), a feature film based on his original story, which was released in the US as Rory O’Shea Was Here.
*Member, Actors Equity Association
**Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Become a Show Sponsor
Do you want to support Corrib? We’re still searching for show sponsors for Chapatti and Our New Girl! Show sponsorship begins at $1,000, and perks of sponsorship include:
– Being highlighted in the program
– An invitation to the first reading and to another rehearsal
– Four tickets to opening night
– Tickets for you and a guest to all remaining performances
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a show sponsor, please email us at gro.e1454741395rtaeh1454741395tbirr1454741395oc@of1454741395ni1454741395.
Season Sponsored by Ronni Lacroute and Willakenzie Estate
Chapatti Sponsored by Mary Blair and Bob Conklin