THEATRE · WORLD PREMIERE
THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL present
ADAPTED, PERFORMED & DIRECTED BY OLWEN FOUÉRÉ SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSITION BY ALMA KELLIHER SCENEOGRAPHY BY MONICA FRAWLEY LIGHTING DESIGN BY STEPHEN DODD CO DIRECTED BY KELLIE HUGHES
The voice of the river in James Joyce’s famous ‘book of the night’ Finnegans Wake. …Soft morning, city! Lsp! I am leafy speafing. Lpf! Folty and folty all the nights have being falling on to long my hair. Not a sound, falling… Olwen Fouéré’s work towards the creation of this world premiere began by listening for the voice of ALP (Anna Livia Plurabelle) in her guise as the river ‘Life’, whose never-ending course through the Wake generates a powerful transformative energy as she dissolves into the great ocean of time. Fouéré, one of Ireland’s leading theatre makers, in collaboration with an exciting creative team, takes a unique approach to Joyce’s extraordinary ‘sound-dance’. A performance not to be missed. riverrun is made possible with the support of the Arts Council. Production Support provided by Rough Magic.
Olwen Fouéré achieves a pure theatricality that is rare indeed. Fintan O’Toole
Here form is content, content is form. It is to be looked at and listened to. His writing is not about something; it is that something itself. Samuel Beckett on Finnegans Wake
DRUID Lane THEATRE, €20—€25 DURATION 1 hour 10 MINUTES approx Previews July 18, 19 & 20 BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL POST-SHOW TALK WITH OLWEN FOUÉRÉ AND THE CREATIVE TEAM 24 JULY
Photo: Colm Hogan