A Night In November
by Marie Jones, directed by Gemma Whelan**
November 12, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm, Nov 16 at 2 pm
Venue: CoHo Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland
with Damon Kupper
Revival of our popular one-man show on cultural identity and sectarianism, and one’s man’s journey to bridge the gap. Set during a World Cup qualifying match between Northern Ireland and the Republic.
2014 Drammy award winner for Best Solo Performer, nominee for Best Director
“…this play isn’t really about politics as much as it’s about personhood: what gives us our humanity, and how we can thoughtlessly and reflexively deny that humanity in others. It’s in that realm that Jones’ script and Corrib’s thoughtful production succeed ably, reminding us of the failure of imagination and the dehumanizing force that is prejudice.” Portland Monthly
“…Kupper has an ebullient, winning presence….light on his feet, his face red and beaded with sweat, (he) singlehandedly captures the conviviality of a mildly tipsy Aer Lingus flight and an utterly sloshed New York City bar…” “bloody good craic.” Willamette Week
by Elaine Murphy, directed by Gemma Whelan**
February 9 – 26, Monday -Thursday at 7:30 pm
Venue: Kells Irish Pub (Banquet Hall), 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland
with Sara Hennessy*, Michele Mariana*, Lauren Mitchell
One extraordinary year in the life of three generations of ordinary Irish women. A play about love, sex, death, birth, salsa and sambucas.
Winner of the 2008 Fishamble New Writing Award at Dublin Fringe Festival, the 2009 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, and nominated for Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards. Ms. Murphy is the winner of the Stewart Parker BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award for 2009.
* Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
** Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society