THEATRE

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

Marielle MacLe­man ex­plores the hu­man drive to in­vent, to col­lect, and to cre­ate. The Dock, St Ge­orge’s Ter­race, Car­rick-On-Shan­non Un­til June 11 the­dock.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Cu­ra­tor Koyo Kouoh’s choice of works and projects by over 50 Ir­ish and in­ter­na­tional artists. Kerry Group for­mer Golden Vale Milk Plant, NCR, O’Cal­laghan Strand; Lim­er­ick City Gallery, Pery Sq; The Hunt Mu­seum, Rut­land St; Bourne Vin­cent Gallery, UL; Grey­hound Sta­dium, Green Park Un­til July 17 eva.ie

Cor­re­spon­dence from the Daly Col­lec­tion at UCC’s Glucks­man Li­brary de­tails per­sonal in­volve­ment in the Ris­ing on the part of the Daly fam­ily (Ends May 15) LSAD 19th An­nual Ex­hi­bi­tion: 2nd Year LSAD paint­ing stu­dent re­spond to the Hunt Col­lec­tion (Un­til May 22) The Hunt Mu­seum, The Cus­tom House hunt­musuem.com

A box-set cre­ated by artists from four Ir­ish print stu­dios, in­formed & in­spired by the cen­te­nary of the 1916 ris­ing. The Belltable, 69 O’Con­nell St Ends May 16 lim­er­ick­print­mak­ers.com

MAYO

Tara Mo­ran-Woods ex­plores the life of a vis­ually im­paired per­son. Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Li­nen­hall St, Castle­bar Un­til June 4 the­li­nen­hall.com

Michael Mc Laugh­lin’s pho­tographs of the Amer­i­can South­west. Cus­tom House Gallery, the Quay, West­port Un­til May 29 cus­tom­hous­es­tu­dios.ie

MEATH

Cen­te­nary dis­play in­clud­ing march­ing ban­ners of a Meath branch of the Ir­ish Na­tional Vol­un­teers and more, plus pho­to­graphic doc­u­men­ta­tion and arte­facts. With sev­eral per­for­mances through­out the run. Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Rail­way St, Na­van Un­til June 4 sol­sticearts­cen­tre.ie

ROSCOM­MON

Nol­laig Mol­loy’s sculp­tures stem from re­search into the im­pact of the 1916 Ris­ing on the next gen­er­a­tion of young peo­ple in post-in­de­pen­dence Ire­land. Roscom­mon Arts Cen­tre, Cir­cu­lar Road, Roscom­mon Un­til June arts­cen­tre@ roscom­mon­coco.ie

WATER­FORD

Al­le­gra Pe­senti cu­rates Lis­more’s an­nual group show, with a di­verse col­lec­tion of artists. Lis­more Cas­tle Arts, Lis­more Un­til Septem­ber 30 lis­more­castlearts.ie

WEST­MEATH

Tom Byrne’s paint­ings of the 16 lead­ers ex­e­cuted in 1916, and Paul Woods’ evo­ca­tions of the scars and dev­as­ta­tion left by the Ris­ing. Luan Gallery, Grace Road, Athlone Un­til June 19 athlon­eart­sand­tourism.ie/luan-gallery Peter Craw­ley pcraw­ley@irish­times.com

BELFAST

Kath­leen Clarke, the widow of ex­e­cuted Ris­ing rebel Tom Clarke, re­calls life in her to­bac­conists shop 50 years af­ter the Easter Ris­ing was planned in Rose­leen Walsh’s play. The Felons Club. May 16-18 7.30pm £7 Rose­mary Jenk­in­son’s new play, com­mis­sioned by the Lyric, takes place in East Belfast in 1966, where a fam­ily want a safe haven for their soon to be born baby, and 2016, where a new fam­ily want a com­fort­able life while the shadow of the past threat­ens to in­vade their home. Lyric Theatre. Ends May 14 7.45pm (Sat & Sun 2.30pm) £15-£24.50 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

Rough Magic stage Ste­wart Parker’s dense, play­ful and ref­er­en­tial play from 1984. On the eve of his ex­e­cu­tion, Henry Joy McCracken, one of the rebels of the 1798 Ris­ing, watches his life un­furl through seven ages of man, and in the styles of seven canon­i­cal Ir­ish writ­ers from Sheri­dan to Beck­ett. Lynne Parker di­rects a cast that in­cludes Paul Mal­lon, Eleanor Methven, Rory Nolan, Ali White and Char­lotte McCurry. Lyric Theatre. May 17-29 7.45pm (Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm) £10-£24.50 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

CORK

Harold Pin­ter’s first pro­fes­sion­ally staged play from 1958, open­ing up a men­ac­ing av­enue for theatre of the ab­surd, finds a lodger in a sleepy seaside town be­come a hunted fig­ure. Lon­don Clas­sic Theatre tour the play around Ire­land. Ev­ery­man. May 16-21 8pm

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DUBLIN

An­drew Kenny’s new play is a one-man show that ex­am­ines the per­sonal fail­ings and cir­cum­stances be­yond our con­trol that con­spire to cre­ate dis­as­ter, and how to make sense of it all. New Theatre. May 16-21 7.30pm the­newthe­atre.com

Opera Tour­ing Com­pany cel­e­brates 30 years in ex­is­tence with a new pro­duc­tion of Puc­cini’s opera, fea­tur­ing Máire Flavin as the seam­stress Mimi and Pablo Bem­sch as poet Rodolpho. Com­pany found­ing mem­ber Ben Barnes di­rects a ver­sion set in 1930s Paris. Also Lim­er­ick and Wex­ford. O’Reilly Theatre. May 13 & 15 7.30pm

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Wil­lFredd Theatre re­vives this in­tel­li­gent and imag­i­na­tive show about hospice care for an Ir­ish tour. Us­ing move­ment, live mu­sic and text drawn from daily life among staff, So­phie Mot­ley di­rects mu­si­cians and fel­low per­form­ers through an il­lu­mi­nat­ing and mov­ing pro­duc­tion. Draíocht, Blan­chard­stown. May 19 8pm

draiocht.ie; Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. May

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