Dublin Theatre Festival


It's Only the End of the World

By Jean-Luc Lagarce

Venue Pavilion Theatre
Date 7 Oct - 11 Oct 8.00pm
11 Oct 3.00pm
Duration 1hr 25mins

Director Manuel Orjuela Cortes
Cast Laura Garcia, John Alexander Tora, Mauricio Navas, Laura Londono, Ella Fuksbrauner
Music Daniel Mejia Mejia

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After long years of absence Luis returns home to tell his Mother and siblings that he is about to die. Unfinished business needs to be looked after, loose ends tied up, and peace restored... but families are never that simple.

In this elegant and beautifully restrained Colombian production, hanging bulbs of various heights and hues illuminate a family's inability to communicate. Imbued with the rhythms and sensibilities of its Latin American setting, It's Only the End of the World is a gentle, optimistic and funny investigation of why the ties that bind must sometimes be loosened, and how life is a gift for those who are left behind. 

Jean-Luc Lagarce's untimely death at the age of 38 silenced one of the most interesting voices in contemporary theatre. This Spanish translation of one of his most remarkable works is further evidence of the renewed interest in Lagarce -now one of the most performed playwrights in the world.
Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

We Feel...
It's Only the End of the World was a major hit at the renowned Bogota Festival in 2008 and these Dublin performances mark the international debut of the rising star of Colombian theatre, Manuel Enrique Orjuela Cortes.

Talking Theatre

Members of the company.
Oct 7, Post-show (9.30pm approx).

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