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of one night of de­cep­tions and col­li­sions. Gate The­atre Un­til Mar 30 7.30pm 132-135 (Sat mat 2.30pm 125) gateth­e­atre.ie Fishy Fest One-per­son per­former supreme Donal O’Kelly stages a mini-fes­ti­val of long-stand­ing and re­cent works: Bat the Fa­ther Rab­bit the Son (Feb 25-Mar 2 8.30pm 110); Rab­bit (Feb 28-Mar2 6.30pm 18); Catalpa (Mar 4-9, 8.30pm 110); and Ailliliú Fion­nu­ala (Mar 7-8 6.30pm, Mar 9 6pm 118). Vik­ing The­atre@The Sheds, Clon­tarf Feb 25-Mar 9 18-110 (teatime/ evening 115) 087-1129970 Fred and Alice Call­Back The­atre stages John Sheehy’s play, a quirky love story be­tween a man and a woman who move from in­sti­tu­tional care to in­de­pen­dent liv­ing while ne­go­ti­at­ing the chal­lenges of both sit­u­a­tions. Bew­ley’s Café The­atre Ends Feb 23 1.10pm 18-112 (light lunch 14) be­w­leyscafethe­atre.com Cat Among Pi­geons Tom O’Brien’s new farce takes a look at a mar­riage in cri­sis, ex­ac­er­bated by fam­ily in­ter­ven­tion, sur­prises, the ar­rival of a new pet cat & a re­sult­ing al­lergy. The­atre @36, Par­nell Sq Ends Feb 23 8pm 115/112 087-2503210 Hun­gry Ten­der Shane Byrne’s per­for­mance for THEATREclub, re­turns in a re­worked ver­sion to ex­plore a neg­a­tive re­la­tion­ship with food, with pass­ing ref­er­ence to Elvis Pres­ley and eat­ing habits get­ting out of con­trol. Mill The­atre, Dundrum Ends Feb 23 8pm 115/112 millthe­atre.ie The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Earnest Lon­don Clas­sic The­atre stages Os­car Wilde’s com­edy of crys­tal-cut epi­grams, dou­ble iden­ti­ties and the con­se­quence of miss­ing hand­bags. Mill The­atre, Dundrum Feb 26-27 8pm 120/116 millthe­atre.ie In Rain­bows Ae­rial per­for­mance group PaperDolls re­turn with a phys­i­cal and mu­si­cal work in progress ex­plor­ing colour, sound and tex­ture. Smock Al­ley Boys School Feb 22-24 6pm & 6.30pm 15 smock­alley.com Katie Mag Katie is a loner and out­cast un­til she meets Mag, whose am­bi­tion is con­ta­gious to the point of ad­dic­tion. Soon, though, this friend­ship turns to ha­tred and hor­ror. As part of Co­lab­o­ra­tions 13. Smock Al­ley Boys School Feb 26-Mar 2 9pm 112/110 smock­alley.com King Lear Vi­sion­ary di­rec­tor Selina Cart­mell, who has de­liv­ered stun­ning treat­ments of Ti­tus An­dron­i­cus and Macbeth, now di­rects Shake­speare’s most des­o­late tragedy for the Abbey. Owen Roe plays the ag­ing king who puts a price on love, lead­ing a cast that in­cludes Beth Cooke, Lor­can Cran­itch and Hugh O’Connor. Abbey The­atre Un­til Mar 23 (Sat mat 2pm) 113-140 abbeythe­atre.ie The Ladykillers Gra­ham Line­han’s adap­ta­tion of the 1955 Eal­ing com­edy ca­per, in which five odd­ball crim­i­nals plan a bank rob­bery from the rented room of an oc­to­ge­nar­ian widow, makes it to Dublin in di­rec­tor Sean Fo­ley’s pro­duc­tion. Bord Gais En­ergy The­atre Feb 26-Mar 2 7.30pm 120-148 Mon­ster/Clock Col­laps­ing Horse The­atre brings Eoghan Quinn’s mu­si­cal com­edy about a cas­ti­gated mon­ster driven from his watch­mak­ing work­shop into a steam­punk fan­tasy world. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght Feb 22-23 8pm 115/112 civicthe­atre.ie Morn­ing and Af­ter­noon Open House The­atre stages two new in­ter­lock­ing plays by Andy Hinds, set in Derry and among the Ir­ish di­as­pora in Europe, where two lives in­ter­weave in un­ex­pected ways. Project Arts Cen­tre Ends Feb 23 8.15pm 114/112 pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie Note­wor­thy In the af­ter­math of their brother’s sui­cide and the burn­ing of his note, two sis­ters stew in frus­tra­tion as they wait for their mother to come home. Roisin Coyle’s new dark com­edy is di­rected by Janet Mo­ran. The­atre­Up­stairs@Lani­gan’s Bar Un­til Mar 2 1pm 110 (Thurs/ Fri evening shows 7pm) the­atre­up­stairs@gmail.com

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