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Ivan Menchell’s play is a com­edy of three New York Jewish wid­ows who meet once a month to visit their hus­bands’ graves. Staged by St Pa­trick Dra­matic So­ci­ety. Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Ends May 14 8pm


Heads on Stage Theatre present Chris­tian O’Reilly’s play about two lonely Dubliner who find love and hope in their later years. Axis, Bal­ly­mun. May 19-21 8pm


Crime and cabaret fold into each other with se­duc­tive re­sults in this en­dur­ing mu­si­cal from Kan­der, Ebb and Fosse, set in 1920s Chicago. Bord Gais En­ergy Theatre. Ends May 21 7.30pm (Thurs & Sat mat 2.30pm) bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­

Be­fore it was a movie, Al­fred Uhry’s story be­gan life on the stage. Gwen Tay­lor and Ernest Perry Jr play the leads, with Si­mon De­laney as Daisy’s son Boolie. Gai­ety. Ends May 28 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) from gai­etythe­

Hap­py­bag Pro­duc­tions stage John Mur­phy’s play about Lana Lavelle, a one-time Las Ve­gas star who re­turned to Ire­land to raise two daugh­ters. Ru­moured to have had an af­fair with The King, she decides to make her come­back with her daugh­ters in tow. Mark Lam­bert di­rects. Olympia Theatre. May 11-14, May 18-21 (Sat mat 3pm) 8pm

Stephen Jones’s play won a Ste­wart Parker Trust/BBC NI Ra­dio Drama Award this year with its dark com­edy of two lost in­di­vid­u­als, Adam and Eva, locked in a bath­room to­gether dur­ing a New Year’s Eve party. The stage ver­sion, di­rected by Karl Shiels with Jones and Seána Ker­slake, comes to Bew­leys in Awake and Sing’s pro­duc­tion. Bew­leys CafeTheatre @ Pow­er­scourt. Pre­views May 16 Opens May 17 - Jun 11 1pm

(light lunch be­w­leyscafethe­ Padraic McIntyre di­rects a new pro­duc­tion of Tom Mac­In­tyre’s 1995 play about Michael Collins and Ea­mon De Valera’s re­la­tion­ship, fea­tur­ing Dar­ren Killeen and Matthew O’Brien as the di­vided Ir­ish lead­ers. Mill Theatre, Dun­drum. May 11-14, May 18-21 8pm millthe­

Michael Judd per­forms an edited ver­sion of Micheál MacLi­ammóir’s one-man show from the 1960s. Bew­leys Café Theatre @ Pow­er­scourt Town­house. Ends May 14 1pm

(light lunch be­w­leyscafethe­

Glass Doll Pro­duc­tions re­unite writer Peter Dunne and di­rec­tor Ro­nan Phelan for the fol­low-up to the com­pany’s widely hailed play Broad­en­ing. This thriller, about a mother’s quest to find her long-missing child,


Held in the court­yard of the Red Sta­bles, this pop­u­lar farmer’s mar­ket fea­tures ar­ti­san and or­ganic goods from Ir­ish pro­duc­ers, Sat 10am-5pm Red Sta­bles Court­yard, St Anne’s Park, Clon­tarf du Laura Bates (right), the founder of the Ev­ery­day Sex­ism Project speaks to writer/pre­sen­ter, Sinead Glee­son about the pres­sures ex­erted on women, Wed 8pm Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 01-2312929 pavil­ionthe­ Heather Mont­gomery from won­ders about ideas of self­less­ness when the ef­fort to make the pub­lic con­nect with the child’s story strays to­wards mass en­ter­tain­ment. Project Arts Cen­tre. Ends May 14 8.15pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­

The sec­ond week of the an­nual event in­cludes Cana­dian mono­logue play Erect But Un­sta­ble (May 9-14, 7.30pm); two plays from Lon­don’s King’s Head Theatre, the erotic sto­ries of Fuck­ing Men (May 9-14, 7.30pm) and real tes­ti­mony of 5 Guys Chillin’ (May 9-14, 9pm); Ir­ish re­la­tion­ship drama Re­mem­ber Me (May 9-14, 7.30pm); and Away From Home (May 9-14, 9pm), about a tryst be­tween a male es­cort and a foot­baller. Var­i­ous venues. Fes­ti­val ends May 14 gaythe­ Broth­ers Jim and Peter Sheri­dan col­lab­o­rate for the first time in many years for a work based on the life of Bren­dan Be­han, a touch­stone for both, drawn from his mem­oir Borstal Boy. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Ends May 21 8pm vikingth­e­atre­

Joe Blood­sworth, a home­less clown, busks for money with sto­ries of his past in St Petersburg be­hind the Iron Cur­tain in this phys­i­cal com­edy of sto­ry­telling and cir­cus skills. Smock Al­ley Theatre. May 16-17 8pm


Joe Dowl­ing re­turns to the Abbey to di­rect Shake­speare’s tragedy of the Moor of Venice, driven to jeal­ous rage through the ma­nip­u­la­tions of his de­monic at­ten­dant Iago. Star­ring Peter Ma­con as Othello, Marty Rea as Iago and Re­becca O’Mara as Des­de­mona. Abbey Theatre. Ends Jun 11 7.30pm abbeythe­ Padraig Potts McKier­nan is a gen­tle boy with Queen’s Univer­sity, Belfast talks about her re­search into Bri­tish mil­i­tary train­ing in Ire­land dur­ing 1914-1918, Thurs 1pm, Na­tional Mu­seum of Ire­land, Kildare St adm free book­ing ad­vised 01-6486334 mu­ shack­les of Catholic guilt to cast off, but while his spirit is strong, his flesh is weak (or vice versa). The tire­less Sea­mus O’Rourke per­forms his own one-man show for di­rec­tor Char­lie McGuin­ness. Dol­men Theatre, Cor­nelscourt. Ends May 19 8pm dol­menthe­ Robert Go­gan per­forms his one-man ver­sion of Joyce’s novel. The Stag’s Head. Sun­days 1pm & 7pm


Miriam Lam­bert presents her in­ter­ac­tive pup­pet pro­duc­tion of the ad­ven­tures of the three lit­tle pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. Axis, Bal­ly­mun. May 15 2.30pm


A new play by Sean P. Sum­mers (né McLough­lin), set against the back­drop of Queen El­iz­a­beth II’s first visit to Dublin, finds Hilda Fay play­ing Tina, a woman stag­ing a post-protest party which brings out the worst in ev­ery­one. Con­all Mor­ris­son di­rects a cast in­clud­ing Ruth He­garty and An­drew Con­nolly. Abbey Theatre, Pea­cock. Ends May 14 8pm abbeythe­

Ed­ward Al­bee’s sem­i­nal play of 1966 finds an older, lac­er­at­ing cou­ple Ge­orge and Martha host­ing a younger pair for din­ner where all hell breaks loose. David Grindley, who last helmed The Gigli Con­cert for the Gate, re­turns to di­rect De­clan Con­lon, Fiona Bell, Mark Hu­ber­man and So­phie Robin­son. Gate Theatre. Ends Jun 11 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) Mon & Mats Tues-Thurs Fri-Sat

In Fre­goli’s stag­ing of a new play by Jar­lath Tiv­nan, a group of es­tranged friends meet back at their old teenage haunt, a

Ths event is part of the 1916-2016 Com­mem­o­ra­tion “Ire­land’s Women: rev­ol­un­tion and re­mem­brance”, Sun 3pm, Lis­sadell House, Lis­sadell, adm free, lis­sadell­


A pop­u­lar spot to stock up on home­made foods and crafts and have lunch out­doors, Sat 10am-4pm Kill­rud­dery Gar­dens, South­ern Cross Road, Bray kill­rud­ play­ground known as the Plea­sure Ground. From here they can see the town dy­ing around them, as buried se­crets are un­earthed and old scores set­tled. Also Roscom­mon. Town Hall Theatre. May 17-18 8pm


Bra­nar Téatar do Pháistí present a new bi-lin­gual show, in­cor­po­rat­ing phys­i­cal theatre and pup­petry, to tell the story of one man’s dream as it col­lided with the birth of a na­tion. Also Wick­low. River­bank Arts Cen­tre. May 12-13 10am & 12pm May 14 2pm river­


Based on Frank O’Con­nor’s bi­og­ra­phy of Michael Collins, De­clan Gor­man’s new play casts Gerard Ad­lum as O’Con­nor and Cil­lian O’Gairbhi as Collins to present the rise of the mil­i­tary leader from GPO vol­un­teer to Free State fighter, as seen through the eyes of his bi­og­ra­pher. Also Louth and Of­faly. See Dublin. Water­gate Theatre. May 13 wa­ter­gateth­e­


See Dublin. Lime Tree Theatre. May 17 7.30pm


See Kilkenny. An Tain Arts Cen­tre, Dun­dalk. May 14 an­


See Kilkenny. Birr Arts Cen­tre. May 19 bir­rthe­


See Dublin. Na­tional Opera House. May 19 7.30pm na­tion­al­op­er­a­


See Kildare. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray. May 18 11am, 7pm May 19 10am & 12pm mer­maid­arts­cen­

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