Reviews for LITTLE GEM are in!
“The production’s simplicity puts the attention squarely on the performers, who meet the challenge with dash, humor, and sometimes shattering impact … Director Gemma Whelan keeps the action clear and swift, paying close attention to the emotional ebb and flow. What emerges is a small wonder about ordinary people’s large lives.” —Bob Hicks, Oregon ArtsWatch
“Little Gem is an actor’s showcase, and all three performers transform the bare second floor of Kells Irish Pub into a lively slice of urban Irish life. Gemma Whelan’s production is as modest as the play itself, and as quietly revelatory.” —John Beer, Willamette Week
by Elaine Murphy, directed by Gemma Whelan**
February 9th – 26th, Monday – Thursday at 7:30 PM
Venue: Kells Irish Pub (Banquet Hall), 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland
with Sara Hennessy*, Michele M. Mariana*, and Lauren Mitchell
Scenic/Lighting Design: Kristeen Willis Crosser; Sound Design: Rodolfo Ortega;
Costume Design: Summer Olsson; Stage Manager: Kelsie Johnson
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.
Special offer: See LITTLE GEM and get 20% off your meal at Kells Irish Pub!
* Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
** Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society