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See Seven Days. Project Arts Cen­tre. Ends Nov 21 8.15pm

(Sat mat 3pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie

Michael Har­nett adapts his com­ing-of-age novel for the stage, in which four teenage boys in 1960s Drum­con­dra face their last sum­mer to­gether. Pa­trick Sut­ton di­rects. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Nov 16-28 8pm

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Junk Ensem­ble’s ac­com­plished piece of dance the­atre, ex­plor­ing hu­man at­tach­ment, blind­ness and in­vis­i­bil­ity re­turns to Project, where the light of dusk makes it hard to tell what is real and imag­ined. Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire Nov 10 8pm

pavil­ionthe­atre.ie Cry­ing Out Loud, the pro­duc­ers of 2011’s vis­it­ing Raoul, re­turn to the Abbey with a per­for­mance of con­tem­po­rary French cir­cus themed around one woman’s search for the man she loves in a dream­world of flight and fan­tasy. Abbey The­atre. Ends Nov 14 7.30pm

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Tom Mur­phy’s play about spir­i­tual yearn­ing and cor­roded souls re­turns to the Gate. Gate The­atre. Ends Nov 21 7.30pm Mon & Mat ¤25, Tues-Thurs ¤32, Fri-Sat ¤35 gate-the­atre.ie

Noël Cow­ard’s com­edy about the Bliss fam­ily in the 1920s gets a new stag­ing from St Pa­trick’s Dra­matic So­ci­ety. Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire. Nov 18-21 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

Based on the cor­re­spon­dence be­tween an Ar­tillery Of­fi­cer, Eric Appleby, and his Athlone sweet­heart, Phyl­lis Kelly, Michael James Ford’s WWI-in­spired per­for­mance fol­lows the hor­ror and hu­mour of trench war­fare in­cor­po­rat­ing songs of the pe­riod. Bew­ley’s Café The­atre @ Pow­er­scourt Town­house. Ends Nov 14 1pm be­w­leyscafethe­atre.com

Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny bring John B Keane’s multi-role­play­ing drama back to the stage in Michael Scott’s pro­duc­tion. Gai­ety The­atre. Ends Nov 14 7.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

In a new version of Moliere’s clas­sic play AC Pro­duc­tions stage this satire of pa­tri­archy and hypocrisy in which Si­mon Toal plays Amolphe, the gos­sip-rel­ish­ing so­cialite who at­tempts to keep his young bride in a state of per­pet­ual in­no­cence to avoid the con­tam­i­na­tion of so­ci­ety. We all know what hap­pens to such care­fully laid plans. The New The­atre. Nov 16-28 7.30pm

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PJ O’Con­nor’s 1968 stage adap­ta­tion of Eric Cross’s once-banned 1940s novel Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@irish­times.com

DUBLIN

More than 50 events with 100 well known and emerg­ing writ­ers ex­plor­ing fic­tion, crime, poetry and pol­i­tics, Fri- Sun, Nov 15 Smock Al­ley The­atre dublin­book­fes­ti­val.com 1916 Walk­ing Tour Sat 11am/Sun 11.15am Lit­er­ary Walk­ing Tour with Pat Liddy Sat/Sun, walk­ing­tours.ie; The Stones of Dublin Walk­ing Tour with Lisa Marie Grif­fith Sat

& Vik­ing Dublin Walk­ing Tour, with Dr Pat Wal­lace Sun 2.30pm All walk­ing tours start from the Front Steps of Smock Al­ley The­atre. Ad­vanced book­ing es­sen­tial dublin­book­fes­ti­val.com about an Ir­ish sto­ry­teller (and tai­lor) and his wife Anas­ta­sia (“An­sty”) is per­formed by Ro­nan Wil­mot and Sile Nu­gent. Dol­men The­atre, Up­stairs at the Magic Car­pet, Cor­nelscourt. Ends Nov 14 8pm dol­menthe­atre.ie As Corn Ex­change turns 20 di­rec­tor An­nie Ryan stages an adap­ta­tion of Ing­mar Bergman’s dark fam­ily drama, writ­ten by Jenny Worton. Project Arts Cen­tre. Pre­views un­til Nov 14 Opens Nov 16-Dec 5 8pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie Gúna Núa and Ver­dant Pro­duc­tions bring back last year’s ac­claimed piece of mu­si­cal the­atre to tour. Based on a true story, it tells the history of 15-year-old Pa­trick O’Brien, a Lim­er­ick teenager who in 1835 drew the short straw of a stranded ship and was eaten by the crew of the Fran­cis Spaight ship. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght. Nov 13-14 8pm civicthe­atre.ie Brian Mer­ri­man’s new play charts the lives of Os­car Wilde’s lovers, Rob­bie Ross who ded­i­cated his life to main­tain Wilde’s legacy af­ter his death, and Lord Al­fred Dou­glas, who did the op­po­site. Sean O’Casey The­atre. Nov 16-21 7.30pm gaythe­atre.ie

Pup­peteers Fíbín, turn their at­ten­tions to the Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate syl­labus . Axis, Bal­ly­mun. Ends Nov 13 10.30am & 12.30pm ax­is­bal­ly­mun.ie

Pat Kinevane’s third solo show for Fisham­ble, di­rected by Jim Cul­leton, is a blackly comic tale nar­rated from be­yond. Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire Ends Nov 13 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.ie A dis­cus­sion of the pow­er­ful ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­to­graphs of Charles J. Haughey (above) by Ea­monn Far­rell cur­rently at the Gallery of Pho­tog­ra­phy, Meet­ing House Square, Tem­ple, Bar. Key­note speech by Kevin Rafter on ‘Charles

Terry Byrne and An­drew Mur­ray per­form Jeff Baron’s play about two vastly dif­fer­ent in­di­vid­u­als, forced to­gether by the long arm of the law, who strike up an un­likely friend­ship. Vik­ing The­atre, Clon­tarf. Ends Nov 21 8pm vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com

Two bet friends from dif­fer­ent back­grounds lead each other to ex­otic beaches and bad de­ci­sions. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght. Ends Nov 14 8.15pm civicthe­atre.ie Stu­art Thomas’s new show, a raunchy com­edy about love per­formed by nu­mer­ous Ir­ish TV ac­tors. Tivoli The­atre. Ends Nov 20 8pm tivoli.ie

GAL­WAY

An­other life stage gets a mu­si­cal out­ing in this com­mer­cial jug­ger­naut . Also Gal­way and Water­ford. Town Hall The­atre. Ends Nov 14 8pm tht.ie

KERRY

Padraig Potts McKier­nan is a gen­tle boy with shack­les of Catholic guilt to cast off, but while his spirit is strong, his flesh is weak (or vice versa). The tire­less Sea­mus O’Rouke per­forms his own one-man show for di­rec­tor Char­lie McGuin­ness. Si­amsa Tire, Tralee. Nov 19 8pm siamsatire.com

KIL­DARE

Sonya Kelly’s hi­lar­i­ous and per­sonal mem­oir for Rough Magic. Also Roscom­mon and Wex­ford. Moat The­atre, Ends Nov 7 menopau­seire­land.com

LIM­ER­ICK

Junk Ensem­ble’s ac­com­plished piece of dance the­atre, ex­plor­ing hu­man Haughey: power, pol­i­tics and pub­lic im­age’ fol­lowed by panel dis­cus­sions on ‘Pho­tog­ra­phy, jour­nal­ism and po­lit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tions in the age of spin’ Thurs 2pm-5pm Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Of­fices (next to Christchurch Cathe­dral) adm free gallery­of­pho­tog­ra­phy.ie

WICK­LOW

Events in­clude Storywalk with Philip Byrne through the grounds of Kill­rud­dery Gar­dens, Sat 4.30pm Kill­rud­dery Gar­dens, Southern Cross Road, Bray adm free; Re­mem­ber­ing ac­tor/sto­ry­teller Ea­mon Kelly with sto­ry­tellers and mu­si­cans, Sat 8pm Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray Sto­ries from Wick­low’s an­cient grave­yards with ar­chael­o­gist, Chris Corlett, Tues 8pm The Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre In­ter­na­tional Men’s Day Tales with Done­gal sto­ry­teller, Joe Bren­nan, Thurs 1pm Lit­tle Bray Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre, adm free mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie at­tach­ment, blind­ness and in­vis­i­bil­ity re­turns to Project, where the light of dusk makes it hard to tell what is real and imag­ined. Lime Tree The­atre. Nov 18 8pm lime­treethe­atre.ie

Saoirse O’Brien gets preg­nant and sets out on a jour­ney far from her care­free ado­les­cence in this thought­ful and sen­si­tively re­alised per­for­mance from Eva O’Con­nor for Sun­day’s Child. Lime Tree The­atre. Nov 13 8pm lime­treethe­atre.ie

LONG­FORD

See Car­low. Back­stage The­atre. Nov 14 back­stage.ie

LOUTH

Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny bring John B Keane’s drama back to the stage in Michael Scott’s pro­duc­tion. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre. Nov 19-20 8.30pm

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See Car­low. Droic­head The­atre, Drogheda. Nov 13 droic­head.com

Ai­dan Doo­ley’s long-run­ning pop­u­lar solo show for Play. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre. Nov 18 8.30pm

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ROSCOM­MON

See Kil­dare. Roscom­mon Arts Cen­tre. Nov 17 roscom­monarts­cen­tre.ie

WATER­FORD

See Car­low. The­atre Royal. Nov 17-21 the­atreroyal.ie

WEX­FORD

See Kil­dare. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre Nov 13-14 wex­for­darts­cen­tre.ie

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