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Meave’s House

November 10, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2013

$25 – $35


Maeve’s House
An Abbey Theatre Commission

October 17 – November 10: EXTENDED

Written and Performed by Eamon Morrissey
Directed by Gerard Stembridge

Running Time: 70 minutes

Direct from its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre, Maeve’s House is a beautiful, poignant show about shared experiences and brief encounters.

From the modest brick houses and small gardens of Dublin’s Ranelagh village to the towering glory of Manhattan, Maeve Brennan was a pioneering Irish writer, admired as much for her intelligence and wit as her beauty and style. Her “bittersweet chronicle of New York in transition in the 1950s and 60s” (NYT) graced The New Yorker’s famed “Talk of the Town” section while her tender, memory-filled fiction reflected her own fragmented upbringing in Ireland.

Brennan set most of her short stories in Ranelagh, a leafy suburb in Dublin, in the same house Irish actor Eamon Morrissey would grow up in 20 years later. In 1966, while performing on Broadway in Brian Friel’s Philadelphia Here I Come!, Eamon picked up The New Yorker and was surprised to discover his family home brought vividly to life in Brennan’s story “Twelfth Wedding Anniversary.” Thus began his journey to meet this mysterious woman.

“It was as if the magazine in my hands had become a mirror.” – Eamon Morrissey

Bringing to life Brennan’s extraordinary character and remarkable stories in the context of his own remarkable life, acclaimed stage actor and Fair City star Eamon Morrissey creates a moving portrait of one of Ireland and American’s most enigmatic figures.

Maeve’s House is an Abbey Theatre production.



To purchase tickets click here or by calling 866-811-4111


November 10, 2013
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$25 – $35
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