Endgame by Samuel Beckett

Come Check out ReActors Glynis Casson, Ian Blacmore and Daniel Costello in a rehearsed reading of Samuel Beckett's Endgame which will be directed by Paul Meade. 
Endgame, originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself, is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work. A pinnacle of Beckett's characteristic raw minimalism, it is a pure and devastating distillation of the human essence in the face of approaching death.

Monday 9 October, 6.15pm
Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
Tickets: Free, booking advised
Email - media@poetryireland.ie
Phone - 6789815

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Fringe is Here!

On this the first day of the Dublin Fringe Festival, here's where you can find ReActor faces (and voices!) over the coming two weeks:

Leah Moore will be appearing in Susanne R. Day's Toilers -Her Lost Play -as reconstructed by Painted Bird. In 1913, Susanne R. Day staged a 'little propaganda play' in a fundraiser for women fighting for the vote. She believed women should participate in all the big decisions and meant to prove in with her life. One hundred years later, three young women discover that the stakes are just as high for them. After a successful run at the Cork Midsummer Festival, this play will be on in Studio 1 at The Lir Academy from September 20th to 23rd, at 18.30. There will be a preview on September 19th at 18.30, and two other performances, both at 13.00, on September 22nd and 23rd. Tickets here.

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Eavan Gaffney will be appearing in Papini, a new play by Colm Gleeson, brought to you by Felicity. The magic is not the disappearing act. The magic is forgetting you saw the strings attached. Claude and his closest friends are haunted by absence, loss, and a mysterious being. This interdisciplinary performance is intimate, cosmic and thrilling. It’s a body-high for those seeking theatrical amphetamine. Papini will run in the Smock Alley Theatre Black Box, from September 21st to 23rd at 21.00. There will also be a preview on September 20th at 21.00, and another performance at 15.30 on September 23rd. Tickets here.

 

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The vocal talents of Cate Russell will feature in Everything Not Saved, Malaprop's new show about memory (but not nostalgia). Come see ex-lovers argue about when they were happiest. Come see police officers rewrite history. They don’t mean to, but they do. We’re going to feed the present to the past. It’s a kind of ritual. A kind of sacrifice. Memory always is. This play will run in the Project Arts Centre from September 11th to 16th at 20.45. Previews are September 9th and 10th, both at 20.45, and there'll be another performance on September 16th at 16.30. Tickets here.

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'The Lion's Share' wins at 8th Underground Cinema Film Festival

Congratulations to member Owen O'Gorman, whose short film won 'The Lion's Share' won runner-up best independent short film at the 8th Underground Cinema International Film Festival last weekend. Owen wrote and directed the short, and was expertly assisted by Padraig Murray as assistant director. Well done to the entire cast and crew!

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We Have Moved!

ReActors has moved its office to brand new digs! 

It's with heavy hearts that we leave behind our home of the last 19 (!) years at Eden Quay. We are very excited, however, to be relocating to 30 Wicklow Street, where we'll be just down the hall from our illustrious fellow co-ops, Castaway and Frontline! 

We can be found in our new home (pictured) from tomorrow (Monday). Our phone number remains the same, but should there be any teething problems with the landline in the coming days, you can catch us on our mobile - 085 8826440.

Here's to the next 19 years! 

 

 

Cate's Killing it in Edinburgh!

Cate (Catherine) Russell is currently playing a blinder at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in not one but TWO shows! Blackcatfishmusketeer and Love+, both by exciting young Irish company Malaprop, are currently running at Summerhall and winning rave reviews. 

If you're in Edinburgh, these shows are not to be missed!

Check out this amazing 4 star review of Blackcatfishmusketeer by The Stage!

 

 

 

 

 

NEW DATE FOR YEATS WOMEN

Reactors Glynis Casson and Daniel Costello are bringing their show Yeats Women to the Ilac Library for Heritage week. The show is on the 22nd of August at 1pm 

ReActors Glynis Casson and Daniel Costello are taking their new show 'Yeats' Women' to The Orangery in Killruddery House this Sunday the 6th of August at 3pm.

“Yeats’ Women” tells the story of W.B. Yeats’ life and all the women who supported and inspired him, his two sisters Lily and Lolly, his muse Maud Gonne, Lady Gregory, his wife George Yeats , Olivia Shakespeare and many others who also inspired his wonderful poetry. Besides the narration of the story of Yeats’ life, Glynis Casson and Daniel Costello recite Yeats’ poetry, some of which has been put to music by Harpist Claire Roche which she sings to her beautiful harp accompaniment.
“Yeats’ Women” is a sympathetic and eloquent account of Ireland’s great Poet told in poetry, music and song.

Daniel and Eavan in new Tom Berenger and Beau Bridges film!

Daniel Costello and Eavan Gaffney were hard at work this past week shooting scenes with Tom Berenger and Beau Bridges for upcoming feature film, 'Supervized'.

The film, directed by Steven Bannon and also starring Fionnuala Flanagan and Louis Gossett Jr. is a comedy with a big heart, which follows the escapades of a group of ageing super-heroes in their retirement home in Ireland. Can't wait to see it in 2018!

 

Full House for Yeats' Women!

Congratulations to Glynis, Daniel and Claire on a sell out performance of "Yeats' Women" in The John Field Room at The National Concert Hall  last night. 

Next performance on July 13th in the beautiful and atmospheric St George's church for Carrick Water Music and Arts Festival, tickets available here!