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“Change part­ners!” goes the fre­quent com­mand of this nim­ble two-step, first seen last year at the Dublin Fringe Fes­ti­val as part of Fisham­ble and limbs. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Ends Jun 21 8pm 110 Also Louth.

A Dan­ger Man and Some Baf­fling Mon­sters

A dou­ble bill from Dick Walsh. The first is a homage to a so­cial mis­fit, when his views are taken se­ri­ously; the sec­ond, set among three frac­tious men on a farm, is about anec­dotes in pres­surised con­di­tions. Project Arts Cen­tre. Ends Jun 21 8.15pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­

Dirty Laun­dry

This year’s grad­u­a­tion play for the Gai­ety School of Act­ing stu­dents, a new piece from Aus­tralian play­wright Chris Ed­mund, en­gages with ideas of home and art, from the ghost of the pain­ter Fran­cis Ba­con to the most marginalised of so­ci­ety, strug­gling to find a home in the world or within art. Smock Al­ley Theatre. Jun 23-28 7.30pm smock­

The Dublin­ers Dilemma

De­clan Gor­man per­forms his one-man show in­spired by Joyce’s sto­ries, be­gin­ning with Grant Richards, the Lon­don pub­lisher who re­fused to pub­lish it in 1906, who now re­turns to the man­u­script some years later as its sto­ries come teem­ing to life be­fore him. Draiocht Arts Cen­tre, Blan­chards town. Jun 26 8.15pm 116/112

Earnest and the Pale Moon

In­spired by Poe and Hitch­cock, English theatre com­pany Les En­fants Ter­ri­bles present a tale and Ir­ish Theatre In­sti­tute’s Show in a Bag se­ries. That im­per­a­tive is also the soul of its ap­peal.

Por­tray­ing a crowded dance class of warm comic char­ac­ters, the charm­ingly paired Janet Mo­ran and Steve Blount (who co-wrote the play with Fisham­ble’s Gavin Ko­stick and di­rec­tor Peter Daly) twirl through feats of mul­ti­ple role-play with daz­zling pre­ci­sion.

Here are the hus­ban­dand-wife in­struc­tors who share their hu­mor­ous en­cour­age- of ob­ses­sion and mur­der, when a man con­sumed with jeal­ousy is driven to mur­der­ous im­pulse and a de­scent into mad­ness. As part of Il­lu­sion, cu­rated by Col­laps­ing Horse for TCD Drama. Sa­muel Beck­ett Theatre, TCD. Jun 20-21 7.30pm 116/ 212

Girls Like That

New com­pany Lit­tle Soul stage Evan Placey’s drama about sex­u­al­ity, shame and tech­nol­ogy: when a naked pho­to­graph of a young woman, Scar­lett, goes vi­ral, she stays silent, and ev­ery­one else forms an opin­ion. The New Theatre. Ends Jun 21 7.30pm 115/112 the­newthe­

Ex­pertly played by Michael Ford-Fitzger­ald, Gerry Ryan is a young turk in RTÉ whose ap­pear­ance on a sur­vival slot on the Gay Byrne Show causes a scan­dal when Ryan kills a lamb. Maybe. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Jun 23-Jul 3 8pm 112


The Last Five Years

New Com­pany Trees Rd Pro­duc­tions stage a con­tem­po­rary one-act mu­si­cal which charts the life and death of young love be­tween a ris­ing nov­el­ist and a strug­gling ac­tress over their five year re­la­tion­ship. Di­rec­tor Chris Collins and mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Danny Forde match per­form­ers Robert Ban­non and Amy O’Dwyer with a live band. Project Arts Cen­tre. Pre­views Jun 24 8.15pm 110 Opens Jun 25-28 8.15pm 115/113 (Sat mat 3pm 110) pro­jec­tarts­cen­ ment and barely-con­cealed mu­tual hos­til­ity; there, a mis­matched Nordie sour puss and fret­ful Ca­van first-timer, and every­where else, toe-tread­ing missed con­nec­tions or grace­fully united soul mates.

Some­body needs to lead, though. Mo­ran’s main char­ac­ter May, set­tled be­fore her time, comes seek­ing so­ci­ety while her boyfriend is out of the coun­try and finds Blount’s Joe, a cheer­fully bat­tered spirit, who has lost his wife, his job and his home (“I’m a coun­try’n’western song,” he says gamely).

Los­ing the Plot

Just Theatre stages a new play by Brian Mur­ray about a fam­ily at­tempt­ing to nav­i­gate the straits of the property mar­ket. Teacher’s Club, Par­nell Sq West. Ends Jun 21 8pm 115/112 (Sat mat 2.30pm) tick­

The Gai­ety’s an­nual John B Keane sea­son be­gins with his com­edy set in a ru­ral pres­bytery in Kerry, where three self­in­ter­ested priests search for a house­keeper. Gai­ety Theatre. Ends Jun 21 from 122.50 gai­etythe­


Vis­ual artist Orla Barry col­lab­o­rates with ac­tor Mar­cus Lamb, dancer Ei­nat Tuch­man and mu­si­cian Der­rick Devine to de­vise a work for which chance in­forms the com­po­si­tion: a wheel of for­tune stops on one of 57 words that trig­ger im­promptu sce­nar­ios for an un­re­peat­able per­for­mance. Project Arts Cen­tre. Jun 20-21 8pm 112/110 pro­jec­tarts­cen­


The Price

Last staged at the Gate 10 years ago, Arthur Miller’s drama finds two es­tranged broth­ers – one du­ti­ful and frus­trated, the other in­de­pen­dent and suc­cess­ful – brought back to­gether to sell their dead par­ents’ property and to con­sider the price they have each paid. Doug Hughes di­rects Lewis J Stadlen, Barry McGovern, De­nis Con­way and Fiona Bell. Gate Theatre. Pre­views Jun 26-30 7.30pm 120 Opens Jul 1 7.30pm Re­as­sur­ingly generic per­haps, but Mo­ran and Blount cre­ate en­dear­ing vi­sions of lives that have stalled now given a new whirl of pos­si­bil­ity and Daly never lets per­for­mance tech­nique ob­scure the show’s sweet-na­tured heart.

Fisham­ble’s pro­duc­tion is now dancing its way around the na­tion.

PETER CRAW­LEY Can’TSee ThaT? CaTchThis Dirty Laun­dry

Smock Al­ley Theatre, Dublin Mon & Sat mat 125, Tues-Thurs 132, Fri-Sat 135

Rise and Fall of the City Ma­hagonny

Rough Magic and Opera Theatre Com­pany co-pro­duce the Brecht and Weill opera – with the as­sis­tance of the Sky Arts Ig­ni­tion award – about the cre­ation of a gangsta’s par­adise that de­volves into chaos and vi­o­lence. Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Ends Jun 22 120-175 tick­et­mas­

Shur I’ll Be Al­right Here on Me Own

Galway com­pany Fre­goli Theatre Com­pany, who most re­cently brought their Dorset Street Toys to Dublin, re­turn with three new mono­logues by Maria Tiv­nan, fea­tur­ing a woman who talks to the walls, a girl who must face the sea and a young man who col­lects foot­prints. Smock Al­ley Theatre Jun 26-27 8pm 112/110 smock­

Small Plas­tic Wars

A stand-out pro­duc­tion from last year’s Show in a Bag at the Dublin Fringe Fes­ti­val gets a wel­come re­vival. Un­em­ploy­ment has fi­nally given Joe the time to en­joy his hobby of modelling, but his wife, his kids, the bank and An­gela Merkel have other ideas. Bew­ley’s Café Theatre. Jun 23-July 19 1pm 18-112 (light lunch 14) be­w­leyscafethe­


See Panel.

Sickle Moon Pro­duc­tions stage their sec­ond show for


SWING Bew­ley’s Café Theatre, Dublin, 1pm. Ends June 21 be­w­leyscafethe­; The Dock, Car­rick on Shannon. June 24, 8pm the­; The Li­nen­hall, Castle­bar. June 25, 8pm the­li­nen­; The Source Arts Cen­tre, Thurles. June 26, 8pm the­sourcearts­cen­

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