The voice of the river in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Adapted, directed, and performed by Olwen Fouéré
“For true astonishment, originality, and a touch of genius” – London’s The Guardian
“…Soft morning, city! Lsp! I am leafy speafing. Lpf! Folty and folty all the nights have being falling on to long my hair. Not a sound, falling…”.
Olwen Fouéré, one of Ireland’s leading theater-makers, performs her internationally acclaimed adaptation of the voice of the river in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.
A force of constant renewal, the river Life (Liffey/Anna Livia Plurabelle) generates a powerful transformative energy as she dissolves into the great ocean of time.
Fouéré’s unique approach to Joyce’s extraordinary “sound-dance” becomes a universal call to wake up, surrender the past, and confront the betrayals that might lie at the heart of our histories.
A multi award-winning production, riverrun premiered in Ireland in 2013 to international acclaim, followed by sold out presentations at the National Theatre London, Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Herald Archangel Award), BAM Next Wave, Adelaide Festival, and Sydney Theatre Company.
Produced by The Emergency Room and Galway International Arts Festival in association with Cusack Projects Limited.
No late seating. No re-entry.
Duration: 70 min. (no intermission)
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Kennedy Center’s website.
This event is part of Ireland 100