Presented by: The Wexford Arts Center in association
with New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
A unique tribute to Wexford, originally commissioned to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Wexford Arts Centre
Award winning and internationally renowned John Banville (The Sea), Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl Series), Billy Roche (Wexford Trilogy) and Colm Tóibín (Brooklyn) share one thing in common: their Wexford origins. While these four plays are each quite distinct in tone, overall they manage to deliver the humor and earthiness that characterize the Wexford psyche. “Erosion,” by Colm Tóibín, is a lyrical study of isolation and loneliness. In Billy Roche’s play “The Dog and Bone”, a woman reflects on a life torn by regret and misguided passions. “My Real Life” by Eoin Colfer presents a man dictating his own eulogy to his iPhone. The final piece, “In the Dock” is a new short play for this production based on the short listed Booker prize “Book of Evidence” by John Banville. We hear an excerpt of the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer in his attempt to present evidence, not of his innocence, but of his life, and of the events that lead to the murder he committed because he could.
Ben Barnes describes the WexFour collection as, “short works illuminated by skillful writing’ where ‘all traverse the familiar territory of loneliness and loss; of spirited humor in the face of diversity; of a battered but still resilient hope for, and belief in, a better future.”
Written by John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche and Colm Tóibín
Music Composed by Eleanor McEvoy
Sound by Pat Jackman
Featuring: Billy Carter, Geraldine Hughes
Staged readings followed by Celebration of Wexford in music and words with special guest performers.
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Playing at: Bruno Walter Auditorium — 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. also entrance at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, below 65th Street. New York, NY10023
Opening: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Closing: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Directed by: Ben Barnes