An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 30, 2017
eresa Deevy had six plays produced by the Abbey Theatre between 1930 and 1936, and then the Abbey turned its back on her. Deevy’s next and perhaps best play (Wife to James Whelan) was rejected, effectively ending her career as an Abbey playwright. “I must just make an opening elsewhere,” she wrote to a friend, and then began to write for the radio—a remarkable turn of events, given that she was completely deaf. She lost her hearing due to an illness in her late teens and was never able to hear her beautifully-crafted dialogue spoken.
In 2010, Mint Theater Company re-introduced author Teresa Deevy to the world with our acclaimed production of Wife to James Whelan, the first of three full productions we gave this brilliant Irish woman. Deevy—a deaf playwright who turned to writing when her dreams of teaching were dashed after losing her hearing at the age of twenty—ended her career writing plays for the radio.
by Teresa Deevy
Four Short Plays. One Remarkable Evening
Directed by Jonathan Bank
July 21st through September 30th
No performance 9/5, 9/24
Running time: 2:10 with one intermission.
The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
(between 9th and 10th Ave)
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