Dublin Theatre Festival

Abbey Theatre

16 Possible Glimpses

Written by Marina Carr

Venue Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage
Date 30 Sep - 1 Oct 8.00pm
3 Oct - 8 Oct 8.00pm
8 Oct 2.30pm
10 Oct - 15 Oct 8.00pm
12 Oct 2.30pm
15 Oct 2.30pm
Duration 2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)

Directed by Wayne Jordan
Set and Costume By Naomi Wilkinson
Lighting by Sinéad McKenna
Composer/Sound Design by Sam Jackson
Cast includes Deirdre Mullins and Patrick O'Kane

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When I was a boy all I ever wanted was to fight a duel like Pushkin. And then to lie on a couch with my fatal wound eating cloudberries.”

The Abbey Theatre presents a brand new play in which the life and death of the elusive Chekhov is examined through the eyes of one of Ireland’s leading playwrights, Marina Carr, in this energetic production directed by Wayne Jordan.

In 16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES, a series of dialogues and domestic scenes flash through the life of Chekhov, the master story teller, master playwright, doctor, lover, brother, son.

Glimpse; oceans of champagne, coffins, snow, beautiful gardens, a black monk travelling through time, trees, vodka, women, women, women and a life in which eternity is the only thing worth talking about.

Featuring the best of Irish theatre talent, this dynamic new play sees a collision of visuals, words and music in a distinct and poetic re-imagining of the life of a brilliant man.

TALKING THEATRE  Marina Carr in conversation with Melissa Sihra. Sept 30,  6pm. Abbey Theatre. Advance booking essential.

This production contains partial nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.


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