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Duke Arts Presents

Ireland’s Abbey Theatre

Friday, February 25, 2011 | 8:00 pm

Carolina Theatre of Durham

Since 1904 Ireland’s National Theatre has shouldered the burden of staging the people’s art in the land of Beckett, Synge, and Yeats, the modernist poet-prophet who founded it. The Abbey’s tradition of fearless writing lives on in this “audacious” new work by O’Rowe (NY Times) which   recounts angels and demons, passion and atonement, in three interlocked monologues that wrestle vivid, half-rhymed poetry from sublime vulgarity. “Gripping, grotesque, and deliriously good” (Sunday Tribune (UK)), O’Rowe’s sordid epic pushes toward heaven but wallows in unholier places. This is the Abbey Theatre’s first-ever appearance in NC and the first time they’ve toured the U.S. in a decade. Presented by Duke Performances at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Warning: Not for the faint of heart. Contains strong language and violent descriptions. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

“A” – Olwen Fouéré
“B” – Catherine Walker
“C” – Declan Conlon


Thursday, February 24- Saturday, February 26

Acting Intensive with the Abbey Theatre
Bryan Rehearsal Studio, Bryan Center Rm. 127, Duke’s West Campus, 2:50 pm

On Writing and Directing Terminus with Mark O’Rowe
Nelson Music Room, Duke’s East Campus, 6:30 pm

Following their performance of Terminus the Abbey Theatre will at Bull McCabes Irish Pub for a meet and greet. The audience will have the opportunity to grab a pint and meet Mark O’Rowe and the cast of Terminus.