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IRELAND 100: Olwen Fouéré's riverrun

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - Thursday, May 26, 2016

IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture Theater

riverrun is Olwen Fouéré's adaptation and performance of the voice of the river Liffey ("Life," Anna Livia Plurabelle) in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

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IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture
Olwen Fouéré
riverrun
The voice of the river in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
Adapted, directed, and performed by Olwen Fouéré

"For true astonishment, originality, and a touch of genius"
--London's The Guardian

"...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, one of Ireland's leading theater-makers, performs her internationally acclaimed adaptation of the voice of the river in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

A force of constant renewal, the river Life (Liffey/Anna Livia Plurabelle) generates a powerful transformative energy as she dissolves into the great ocean of time.

Fouéré's unique approach to Joyce's extraordinary "sound-dance" becomes a universal call to wake up, surrender the past, and confront the betrayals that might lie at the heart of our histories.

A multi award-winning production, riverrun premiered in Ireland in 2013 to international acclaim, followed by sold out presentations at the National Theatre London, Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Herald Archangel Award), BAM Next Wave, Adelaide Festival, and Sydney Theatre Company.

May 25: Free Explore the Arts post-performance discussion.

Produced by The Emergency Room and Galway International Arts Festival in association with Cusack Projects Limited.

No late seating. No re-entry.

Duration: 70 min. (no intermission)

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IRELAND 100: Olwen Fouéré's riverrun

IRELAND 100 Festival Trailer