Next up: A reading at Coho Theatre on June 17 & 24.
6.17 SOLD OUT
6.24 Tickets available
THE HEN NIGHT EPIPHANY by Jimmy Murphy
Directed by Gemma Whelan
Una – Laura Faye Smith
Kelly – Jamie Rea
Triona – Nikki Weaver
Olive – Vana O’Brien
Anta – Jacklyn Maddux
“You see it’s a life’s work, a marriage. A life’s work.”
“Maybe some of us could be put back together again if someone took the time.”
“My boy would never do a thing like that, huh?”
“There’s no such thing as happily ever after…at least not in this life anyway.”
June 17 & 24 at 7:30 PM
2257 NW Raleigh
The show runs about 2hrs including a 15 minute intermission.
Tickets: $12-$15 suggested donation
ABOUT THE PLAY
Five women arrive at a rundown hillside cottage in the mountains south of Dublin for a hen night party. There’s the bride to be Una, her two unmarried contemporaries Kelly and Triona, and future mother in law Olive and family friend, Anta.
In post crash Ireland, financial pressures are once again a fact of life, and finding a good man has not gotten any easier. The drive to just carry on and perform life’s traditional rituals is strong. And yet when do you speak up if something isn’t right?
What is supposed to be a booze-filled raucous camp out instead turns into something much deeper and more serious as the women reveal to themselves and one another the realities of their lives. Alternately hilarious and deeply sad, HEN NIGHT is a look at how things have and haven’t changed for women in Ireland today.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Jimmy Murphy is one of Ireland’s leading playwrights with a national and international reputation.
Plays include ‘Brother’s of the Brush’ (winner of the Dublin Theatre Festival 1993 Best New Play Award); ‘A Picture of Paradise’ (The Peacock, 1997); ‘Aceldama’ (1998); ‘The Muesli Belt’ (The Abbey Theatre, 2000); ‘The Kings of the Kilburn High Road’ (2000); ‘The Castlecomer Jukebox’ (Red Kettle Theatre Company, 2004). His play ‘The Kings of the Kilburn High Road’ was adapted by Tom Collins as the Irish language film Kings (film), and was selected as Ireland’s entry for best foreign-language film for the Academy Awards. His recent play ‘What’s Left of the Flag’ (Theatre Upstairs at The Plough, 2010) was nominated for Best New Play, 2010 Irish Theatre Awards.