Posts from — January 2011
Having just returned from an exciting week at the APAP conference in New York, Benbo have embarked on a 2 week run in The Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar in Dublin of The Cambria. This epic two hander tells the story of escaped slave, Frederick Douglass’ journey to Ireland in 1845 aboard the paddlesteamer The Cambria. Set against the present day deportation of a young Nigerian asylum seeker in Ireland, The Cambria magicks back in time to the moment in August 1845 when Frederick Douglass boarded The Cambria in Boston under an assumed name. It tells the incredible story of what happened to Douglass en route and the surprising reception he got when he landed in Ireland.
Written by Donal O’Kelly, directed by Raymond Keane and performed by Donal O’Kelly and Sorcha Fox, The Cambria has received rave reviews in New York and Dublin;
“Run, do not walk, do not mosey to the final performances of Donal O’Kelly’s The Cambria. This two-person show is a superb evening at the theatre. Don’t be left on shore when The Cambria weighs anchor.” NYTHEATRE.COM
“Entertaining, thought provoking and beautifully crafted.” THE IRISH TIMES
“A delightful exercise in the possibilities of theatre” SUNDAY TIMES
“A Gripping play…without a single superfluous sentence in the script… a highly commendable production”. SUNDAY BUSINESS POST
“The Cambria provides one of those concentrated, magical experiences one hopes for every time one takes one’s seat in the theatre” BLOGCRITICS.ORG
“With his new play “The Cambria”.. playwright and actor Donal O’Kelly steps to the frontline of contemporary Irish playwrights ..you’ll be swept up by the storyline from start to finish” IRISHCENTRAL.COM
The Cambria runs until 5th Feb in The Space Upstairs at The Project, tickets are €16/€12 conc.
Book now! at www.projectartscentre.ie / 01 8819613
January 28, 2011 No Comments