“A subtle Irish comedy and thoughtful, poignant drama… Provide(s) each of the fine actors making up the ensemble with occasions to take center stage.” - The Oregonian
“Under the smart direction of Gemma Whelan, the performances in this Corrib Theatre production (are) first rate.” – Willamette Week
“For those who’ve been following Corrib’s season, Hen Night falls squarely between the bawdy, elated energy of A Night in November and the poetic hopelessness of Tales of Ballycumber. Like the milk and liquor that combine to make “bitch whiskey,” it’s a heady mix.” – Oregon Artswatch
by Jimmy Murphy
Directed by Gemma Whelan**
with Jacklyn Maddux*, Dana Millican, Jamie M. Rea, Luisa Sermol*, Amanda Soden*
June 7 – 29, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm
at CoHo Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210
General $25 / Students & Seniors $15 / Group rates available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Corrib Theatre presents a fully-staged production of Jimmy Murphy’s dramatic comedy, familiar to Corrib audiences from our widely-praised reading last year.
What everyone hopes will be a booze-filled raucous “hen night” unexpectedly turns into something much deeper and more serious. Alternately hilarious and sad, The Hen Night Epiphany 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.
Corrib Theatre offers grateful acknowledgement to this production’s sponsors
* Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
** Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society