Heaven by Eugene O Brien tells the funny, but deeply moving story of a failing marriage between an Irish couple.
Heaven is the highly acclaimed playwright’s first play in twenty years
Fishamble: The New Play Company, is collaborating with acclaimed Irish playwright Eugene O Brien , in the production of his first play in two decades, titled Heaven. Heaven is currently being shown nationwide on an Irish tour and will be coming to The Belltable, Limerick on November 4 and 5.
Twenty years after the premiere of his hugely successful play, ‘EDEN,’ Eugene O Brien again looks to County Offaly as the location for this new, hilariously funny, and deeply moving work. Heaven by Eugene O Brien tells the story of characters Mairead and Mal, who are struggling to keep their marriage together. Perhaps attending a wedding will help, or it might raise questions that are difficult to answer. This poignant, funny, beautiful, new play set over the weekend of a local wedding is full of humanity.
Heaven features a noteworthy production team and cast. It includes Director Jim Culleton, who won Irish Times Best Director Award winner 2019, the play features actress Janet Moran known for her roles in Love/Hate, Dublin Oldschool, Breakfast on Pluto, Quirke and actor Andrew Bennett known for his roles in Garage, The Stag, Black 47 and most recently, An Cailín Ciúin.
Heaven by Eugene O Brien has received excellent reviews to date, which comes as no surprise. The talented playwright had his first play EDEN performed on the West End in London and on Broadway in New York City. He has garnered many awards for his work including the Stewart Parker Prize, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the Irish Times Nest New Play of the Year in 2001.
The premiere performances of Heaven are part of Dublin Theatre Festival in October, prior to an Irish tour and an Off-Broadway transfer to New York.
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