For­ever

Pea­cock Stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Un­til July 15th 8pm ¤14-¤18 abbeythe­atre.ie

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

For a ceme­tery, the Père Lachaise in Paris can be a lively place. This is where Os­car Wilde is buried, where Honoré de Balzac, Mar­cel Proust, Edith Piaf and Jim Mor­ri­son all came to rest. It is also one of the in­spi­ra­tions be­hind For­ever, a one-woman play by Dael Or­lan­der­smith, which de­buted in Los Angeles in 2014, mov­ing soon after to New York, the city of Or­lan­der­smith’s birth. A poet and ac­tor from East Har­lem, whose work of­ten fo­cuses on the tan­gled in­her­i­tance of fam­ily, Or­lan­der­smith gives a semi-au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal ac­count of her trou­bled re­la­tion­ship with her mother. There is an Ir­ish con­nec­tion that the play re­veals, which may res­onate dur­ing its short com­mit­ment at the Pea­cock.

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