Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Prophet of Monto @ Axis: Ballymun

The short review: it's only on until Saturday and it's awesome so buy tickets now.

The proper review:

It's a 2 person play, done in monologues.  Often, I do not enjoy this sort of play.  This was not often.  It grabs you by the throat from the opening lines and doesn't let go.  My attention didn't waver, I wasn't distracted by the audience or the rigging, etc.  Both actors, Laoisa Sexton and Michael Mellamphy, were brilliant.  I'm only sorry I didn't hear Laoisa's real accent because her inner city Dublin accent was spot on, down to nuance and facial expression and there was a moment where she did another Irish accent so perfectly.  John Paul Murphy's script is tight and funny, in a Roddy Doyle-laughing at your own misfortune way.  I actually wondered how it played with American audiences - remember how they allegedly issued a glossary when they screened The Committments

Yes, I may have really enjoyed this play.  It runs for about an hour and a half and there's no interval, so don't drink too much beforehand!

Art Alley in Malahide

 Art Alley in Malahide have asked me to mention that as a celebration of 10 years exhibiting their own work in St Sylvester's GAA club, they are having a 25% off sale this coming Sunday.  They'll be in the hall from 11am to 5pm (as is the case every week) and all are welcome to come have a look.  People often consider buying original art as an extravagance but believe me, for the price of some mass-produced prints from big DIY chains, you could have original art in your home.  It's more interesting to look at, as evidenced by some of the members' work, and could make nice, Irish-made Christmas presents.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christ Church Cathedral Christmas Market

Hot off the press release:
Christ Church Cathedral Christmas Market

Saturday 26 November & 3, 10 & 17 December

Christ Church Cathedral is delighted to announce the return of its popular Christmas Market following its phenomenal success last year. The market, now in its second year, benefits from an impressive, unique location in the atmospheric 12th Century crypt of the Cathedral, the oldest structure in Dublin.

The Christmas Market will run for 4 dates this Christmas over 4 consecutive Saturdays, beginning on the 26th November and will continue on the 3rd, 10th & 17th December. Trading times will be 11am-4pm.

The Christmas Market is held indoors in the 12th Century crypt, with a total of 15 stalls creating an intimate festive shopping experience and will feature

Arts, Crafts, Jewellery and craft stalls including those by up and coming Irish designers. This year there will also be food stalls outside in the Cathedral grounds and entry to the market will be free.

I dropped by last year. It's strikingly odd to see stalls in the crypt, with people sitting around eating, drinking tea and coffee, and of course shopping. A most snow-proof concept.

Reminder - The Wire event this evening

I've mentioned this before but I'll remind you now because this will be a great, fun event - and it's on this evening:
Dublintellectual Invite You To....
"All the Pieces Matter": A Night of The Wire
20:00, Friday 25th Nov
Block T, Smithfield

Francis Halsall, NCAD: "Social Systems in The Wire"
Niall Heffernan, UCC: "It's all in the Game: Game Theory in The Wire"
Barry Shanahan, UCD: "Authenticity and Representation in The Wire"
Daniel Fitzpatrick: ""The City as Body in Deadwood and The Wire"

Screening of a Mystery Episode

Followed by Music Inspired by The Wire

BYOB, Admission €5

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Royal Hibernian Academy - exhibition of Irish craft

Eye Candy Orange and Green (Catherine Keenan)

Starting today the RHA is about to host an exhibition of Irish craft:
For the first time, the Crafts Council of Ireland will hold an exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in Dublin. A selection of work from Irish Craft Portfolio 2011 will showcase contemporary work by some of Ireland’s most internationally-recognised makers.

Opens: 6pm, Thursday November 24, 2011
Where: RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2
Exhibition Runs: November 24 – November 28, 2011
Online: www.irishcraftportfolio.ie

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Two new plays out in the Pearse Centre

Sheer Tantrum Theatre Company have two new plays starting tomorrow, 21st November, in the Pearse Centre on Pearse Street. Tickets cost €15/€12 and cover the two plays, except for the matinee performances which cost €7 and feature only one of the plays.

Here are the theatre company's descriptions of the two pieces:
The Applicant: Rachel needs Ian to have a winning smile. Ian doesn’t really care as long as he gets the job, or better still gets with Rachel. An absurd comedy that slaps in the face of recession!

Voices in the Rubble: Avril thinks she just killed the postman; then again it could be a case of mistaken identity. An absurdist comedy that pushes the boundaries of conventional marriage!

You can buy tickets over on entertainment.ie.

Friday, November 18, 2011

One act plays by La Touche Players

La Touche Players, based at the Teachers' Club, are being busy for the benefit of the drama-loving people in the city (and why not from further away, as well). They will be staging two one-act plays, nightly at 8 pm from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th of November.

Here is what they have to say about them:

Smitten' by Anna Stillaman and Mark Matthews

In Smitten we find ourselves privy to a disturbing world lurking beneath the mask of normality in suburbia. The play starts somewhat innocently with two people who meet one stormy night. However, all is not what it seems, as each of them is hiding a deep secret... all will be revealed!

Directed by Karen Maher

‘Can't Stand Up for Falling Down' by Richard Cameron

Three women, Lynette, Ruby and Jodie, all from the same village, tell us about their lives now and in the past and how one man has had a profound effect on each of them. Their interweaving stories build to a climax which unites them against his brutish behaviour.

Directed by Emily Maher

Tickets €15 (concessions €12) are available at the door, or by emailing in advance latouche.bookings at gmail.com

The venue is the Teachers' Club, Parnell Square.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol - via Roddy Doyle

Photo by Ros Kavanagh, courtesy of The Abbey

I just want to mention briefly that the Abbey's Christmas production is The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol.  It's a new version by Roddy Doyle.  I studied this in college so I'm really excited to see it and will have a review for our readers soon after it opens.  It starts previews next week and runs until the end of January.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review: Resurrection Blues

It's late at night, and I find myself reading about the Gulf of Tonkin Incident that led to the Vietnam War. Why? Because earlier this week I saw Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues, the latest production from No Drama Theatre, and it's a thought-provoking play that lingers in the mind. Miller was perhaps the greatest American playwright of the 20th century, and though Resurrection Blues isn't one of his better-known plays it nonetheless provides a lot to consider.

No Drama are an amateur theatre company who have previously had success with plays such as Ecstasy and Wyrd Sisters. Resurrection Blues is an altogether tougher challenge. Set in a fictional Latin American country ruled by a military dictator, the play is a satire about a captured political prisoner who might or might not be the second coming of Christ. Rather than presenting us directly with the experiences of this Christ-like revolutionary, the play tells us his story through other characters. There's the country's dictator, General Felix Barriaux (Patrick O'Callaghan) and his relatives; an American TV crew; a follower of the messianic protagonist; and of course the omni-present military.

The opening monologue by Janine (Maria Dillon) is one of the best scenes of the play. Henri (David Ryan), the dictator's cousin, also has some wonderful lines; his conversation with American TV producer Skip (Ruairí De Burca) is right at the heart of the play, presenting not only two utterly different views of the world but also looking at the similarities between ancient myth and modern PR as forms of belief.

The characters' accents are something of a puzzle though. Janine and Emily (Sarah Moloney) are both played with accents; other characters much less so. I'm not sure if that's a deliberate choice - is Henri's lack of accent due to his education and travels? - or an inconsistency.

A more serious criticism is that at times the play feels lacking in pace and engagement. I don't think that's due to the production, it's the play itself. Miller's characters' seem intentionally archetypal or even absurd rather than emotionally credible. Their purpose seems to be to create a discussion; their actions are ineffective. The play is an intellectually interesting commentary on our world, and on belief: despite having an element of comedy, partly provided by the background action, this is a play for the head, not the heart.

The previous No Drama plays I've seen have been excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed (and recommended) both. Resurrection Blues is more complicated: this play is challenging not only for the theatre company but also for the audience. At times, it felt as if members of the audience weren't sure how to react - should we be laughing or horrified? (Perhaps that's how Miller would have wanted it.) If you're looking purely for a traditional narrative and easy laughs this isn't the play for you. On the other hand if you enjoy mulling over an insightful and unusual play, this is worth seeing.

Resurrection Blues continues until Saturday 19th November in the Teachers Club on Parnell Square. Doors open at 7:45 pm and the play starts at 8 pm, running for about 150 minutes including a 15 minute interval. (There's a nice, well-stocked bar.) Tickets cost €12.

Dublintellectual - Conversations on Culture

Dublintellectual have an event on this evening in the Ormond Wine Bar on Ormond Quay at 8 pm. Their speakers are Elaine Byrne (lecturer, journalist and political analyst), Douglas Carson (Architectural Association of Ireland) and Liam Lanigan (Joycean Scholar). I've enjoyed Dublintellectual events before, and this is a good choice of venue, so it should be fun. Admission is free.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Après Paris, 17th November @ The Sugar Club

We've been asked to mention a fundraiser taking place this Thursday for PhotoIreland, a festival running next July.  Entry is a tiny €8 and includes entry to a raffle and a drinks reception.  There's a performance by Duke Special too.  The theme will be Paris contemporary photography and will feature highlights from Paris Photo, Nofound Photofair, Photo Off, Photo Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Fotofever, Offprint, PhotoQuai 2011, this will be a night to remember.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Prophet of Monto @ Axis: Ballymun

The Prophet of Monto by John Paul Murphy begins a short run on 29th November at Axis: Ballymun, its Irish premiere.  It's a love triangle story: twins and their relationship with Zoe, who may or may not be clairvoyant.  The Prophet of Monto won all sorts of awards at the First Irish Festival in New York last year.  But don't take my word for it: here's a video about it, which made me want to see it.  I have a side discussion about using videos to promote theatre, but I'll save it for another day.

Axis are giving away a couple of tickets to the show.  There's a question, as with all good competitions.  Google should help you with the answer, which you should send to John O'Brien.
What New York Theatre did The Prophet of Monto have its world premiere in? 

The Prophet of Monto runs from 29th November to 3rd December and you can book tickets now.

China through the Lens of John Thomson: 1868-1872

I'm embarrassed to admit that I often forget about the Chester Beatty Library when looking at what's on in our city.  When I do remember, I nearly always want to got there immediately to see their latest exhibition, and the one starting next week is no different.  China through the Lens of John Thomson: 1868-1872 features the photos of China at a very early period of photography taken during several trips.  The exhibition will feature 50 images from his collection along with Chinese clothing and accessories from the Chester Beatty's own collection.  Sounds fascinating: I am so there.  And even better, it runs until the end of February so plenty of time to see it.

Mythic Links Series

Mythic Links mythology group organises a series of lectures every year, with the aim of bringing scholarship, artistry, insights of psychology and other authentic sources to the general audience in an accessible way. The Autumn 2011 events can be seen here.

This Thursday, 17 November at 7.30 pm (sharp), Mary McKenna FRIAI will be speaking on Irish Myth in Art and Popular Culture. The event will take place at the United Arts Club and is open to all. Admission is €5 for the Club members and €8 for non-members.

Rivane Neuenschwander at IMMA

Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander's exhibition Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other will open at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, New Galleries, on Wednesday 16 November and will continue until 29 January. The exibition is an overview of Neuenschwander's career at 'participatory based art practice', which, according to the IMMA website, 'merges painting, photography, film, sculpture, immersive installations'. If you are impatient (as you should be), you can catch a preview of this exhibition at IMMA tomorrow, Tuesday 15 November, following a talk by the artist herself and the director of special projects, Richard Flood. The talk will take place at 5 pm and, in addition to the exhibition preview, is also followed by a wine reception.

Science Week - 13th November to 20th November

Today is the start of Science Week. A lot of the events are aimed at kids, but on the other hand there are events with names like "2011 Statutory Public Lecture of the School of Theoretical Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies" and "How Science is Explaining the Basis for Inflammatory Diseases - Prof. Luke O'Neill". The Dublin Rocks tour is a nice idea, "The audio-guided walk mixes architecture and history with geology and science. Download the audio commentary from our website, and take the tour at your own pace. Allow about 2 hours for the full tour."

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Eirtakon - anime convention

Eirtakon is on this weekend in the Helix in DCU. Its website says it's Ireland's largest anime convention. Looks like there's also cosplay and gaming.

The Temple Oyster Bar

Each Saturday there's a food market in Temple Bar from 10 am to 4:30 pm. It used to be in Meeting House Square and I expect it'll return there, but at the moment it's scattered across several locations.

One of the stalls is The Temple Oyster Bar, currently located on Cow's Lane. A "single shooter" is €2, but they also offer platters of oysters accompanied by soda-bread and white wine. There's a wide range of the condiments you'd expect, such as tabasco sauce and lemon.

This was my first time trying oysters. I love seafood and this was the most marine-tasting thing I've ever eaten. I liked it, although not as much as I like sushi or sashimi.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tickets to give away for No Drama's upcoming production of Resurrection Blues

No Drama Theatre are about to start their next production, Resurrection Blues. It'll open on Tuesday 15th November and run until 19th November, starting at 8 pm each evening. Here's what No Drama have to say about it:

A prisoner who can walk through walls….
a dictator…
a daughter….
moral dilemmas….
the mob mentality….
an American TV crew….

Could this really be the second coming of Christ?
Could we really crucify again?

No Drama Theatre follows its sell out performance of Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy with this controversial yet comical satirical production.

I very much enjoyed No Drama's previous productions so I expect this will probably also be good.

Tickets normally cost €12... but we have a pair of tickets to give away. You can mail me at dave@dublinculture.ie or send me a tweet (@dublinculture). I'll edit this post once the tickets have been given away. Edit: OK folks, this offer is now closed. I'll be in touch with the winner.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: The Country Girls

Back in the 1960s the publication of Edna O'Brien's The Country Girls was, so I'm told, something of a sensation and a scandal, telling as it did the story of Ireland's transition from a traditional Catholic, rural society to a more urban and sexually aware one. The book has now been adapted for the stage by the author, and the play is running in the Gaiety Theatre.

Here's how the Gaiety describes it:
The Country Girls tells the story of Kate and Baba, two girls who have spent their childhood together in rural Ireland. Leaving their sheltered convent school in search of life and love in the big city, they struggle to maintain their tumultuous relationship. Kate, dreamy and romantic, yearns for true love; while Baba wants to experience the life of a single girl. They set out to conquer the world together but as their lives take unexpected turns, including Kate’s romantic encounter with Mr. Gentleman, the girls must ultimately learn to find their own way.

That's a fair and accurate summary of the play, although the website also says the play is "truly contemporary". Well no, it isn't. The archetypes of the past - stern old nuns, Catholic schoolgirls, drunken fathers - are still familiar to us, but attitudes to romance and sex have quite clearly moved on, so much so that even the newer, rebellious relationships of the main characters now look dated.

Fortunately a play doesn't have to be contemporary to be good or enjoyable. The play is well cast and well acted; it's easy to empathise with the protagonist, Kate, played by Holly Browne.

It's a cliché to say I was left wanting more, but I mean it as both a compliment and criticism. I enjoyed the play, but the conclusion - for all that it made sense - felt a little underwhelming, as if it could have been the end of an act instead of an entire play. An entertaining play, but unremarkable.

Rating: 3/5

The play continues until Saturday 12th November. Tickets cost from €15.

Knitting & Stitching

The Knitting & Stitching Show returns to the RDS today for its annual 4 day visit.  I will of course be attending in my "knitting nerd" capacity.  Expect to see all the major knitting shops in Ireland and the UK, with a wide selection of sewing, fabric and other craft-related and specialist stands.  There's also classes and workshops in various crafts available.  It's open 10 - 17:30 each day (except Sunday when it closes 30 minutes earlier).  Be warned though, entry is a steep €15 and you are guaranteed to spend more money in there.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

B for Baby @ The Peacock

B for Baby by Carmel Winters has come back home to The Peacock, after a 3 month tour around the country.  It's a two person play set mostly around a man, B, and a woman, D, living in a care home.  You realise fairly quickly that they have special needs but the play is not about their disabilities, it's about how they interact with each other and how B interacts with Mrs C, one of the care workers.  Louis Lovett and Michele Moran reprise their dual roles from the original production at last year's Ulster Bank Theatre Festival.  Some of the action takes place between Mrs C and her husband outside the home.

It is superbly acted.  Lovett's ability to switch from Brian to B is so great that at times I forgot he was the same actor.  Moran too - the first time she switched role, I wasn't entirely sure for a minute that it was the same actress.  No doubt the fact that they've been touring with the play and playing these roles for several months helps - it's a tight production which runs like clockwork.

Like most Peacock sets, it's minimal but I really liked that the actors did all the stage placement themselves - taking down furniture from hooks in the ceiling.  The bland palette of sky blue and white adds to the feeling that they are in their own little world and props like a Christmas tree with its bright injection of green look almost other worldly.

Though there are many laughs, this production is at its heart intense and the subject matter is difficult, not to mention hotly disputed.  From the opening lines, I was right in there and my attention did not wander during the 1.5 hours.  Lines and ideas have stayed with me and it keeps coming back into my mind - that's a sign of a good performance.  But don't take my word for it - see it yourself.

B for Baby runs until 19th November.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"All the Pieces Matter": An Evening of The Wire

Dublintellectual are holding an event on Friday 25th November based around the HBO series The Wire. I think the event is a great example of what Dublintellectual do - applying academic expertise (especially from the humanities) to popular culture. Where else would you get the chance to hear about game theory in The Wire while drinking whiskey in honour of Jimmy McNulty?

As a bonus, the setting for the event is Block T in Smithfield. It's wonderfully shabby in a chic, comfy sort of way.

Dublintellectual and Block T invite you to "All the Pieces Matter": An Evening of The Wire
Friday 25th Nov at 20:00
BYOB, Admission €5

Francis Halsall, NCAD: "Social Systems in The Wire"
Niall Heffernan, UCC: "It's all in the Game: Game Theory in The Wire"
Barry Shanahan, UCD: "Authenticity and Representation in The Wire"
Daniel Fitzpatrick: "The City as Body in Deadwood and The Wire"

Screening of a Mystery Episode

Followed by Music Inspired by The Wire

Monday, November 7, 2011

Madeleine Peyroux in the National Concert Hall

We got a request to let you all know about a concert in the National Concert Hall on Tuesday 8th November. Since I'm not familiar with Madeleine Peyroux I can't really comment on whether she's any good, but the National Concert Hall is reliable at putting on high-quality performances so hopefully Peyroux will be worth a listen.

Hot off the press release:
VENUE: National Concert Hall, Dublin
TIME: 8.00pm
DATE: Tuesday November 8, 2011

Madeleine Peyroux, named Best International Jazz Artist at the 2007 BBC Jazz Awards, is to perform in concert in Ireland for the first time since 2007.

Peyroux (pronounced like the country Peru), who is renowned for her interpretive song skills, is best known for her stunning, gold-certified 2004 album, ‘Careless Love’. Her fifth album “Standing on the Rooftop” was released in Ireland & the UK this summer.

Tickets cost €25 to €35 and can be bought on nch.ie.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Upcoming plays

It's now been more than two weeks since Dublin's festival season ended with the close of this year's Dublin Theatre Festival, and after a bit of a break I'm starting to get the must-see-more-plays jitters. So here's a list of a few of the plays on in Dublin over November:

Already up and running at the moment in the Abbey Theatre is B for Baby by Theatre Lovett. I liked this when I saw it last year as part of the 2010 Dublin Theatre Festival. My review is here. The play runs until 19th November.

Monday 7th - The Smell of Want in Project Arts Centre. This dance theatre performance has already run in New York and received good reviews. Could be pretty intense, given that the website says: "Suitable ages 16+, may contain nudity. Audience members may be asked to leave at any point during the performance." Runs until 12th November.

Monday 7th - The New Theatre on East Essex St. has something a little different to the normal theatre experience, their New Writing Week. Each night this week through to Saturday 12th they have a pair of play-readings of newly-written (or at least as-yet-unperformed) scripts.

Wednesday 9th - more dance theatre in Project Arts, this time Touch Me by CoisCéim Dance Theatre. Runs until 19th November.

Friday 11th - Bogboy in Axis Theatre in Ballymun. I haven't seen it but it seems to have received good reviews.

Friday 11th - Fight Night is on in the Mill Theatre in Dundrum. It'll also be on in Axis Theatre on 17th November, with a Dinner Theatre special of €25 for the show and a three-course meal.

Monday 14th - Tyranny in Beckett: Catastrophe, As the Story was Told, Rough for Radio II, What Where in the recently reopened Smock Alley Theatre. The theatre company behind this is called Mouth on Fire and were (so their website says) set up last year to "bring Beckett to the general public and make his work accessible to those who may never have had a chance to experience it before". Good, good, more of that kind of thing. The play continues until Sunday 20th. Oh, and one of the nice things about Smock Alley is that it's nearby to the Ormond Wine Bar, which last time I checked sells a bottle of red for just €9.50 or so.

Monday 21st - Druid Theatre will be in the Gaiety with their production of John B. Keane's Big Maggie: "Set in 1960s rural Ireland, Big Maggie is a compelling portrait of a woman who is determined to take control of her life following the death of her husband. Shocking for its time – the play premiered in 1969 – the portrait that Keane painted of the dark side of Irish family life seems now to be eerily prescient." Runs until 26th November.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Crash Ensemble presents Young Americans, Liberty Hall

We've also been asked to mention that Crash Ensemble are playing in the Liberty Hall theatre on 25th November.  I'm feeling a bit lazy, so here's the press release.

Young Americans | November 25th|Pre-Show Talk 6pm|Concert 8pm |Liberty Hall Dublin

This diverse concert will include fresh and exciting pieces by dynamic composers including:
Sean Friar, whose 'Velvet Hammer' has been nominated for this year's Gaudeamus Prize; Missy Mazzoli, 'Brooklyn's post-millenial Mozart' (Time Out NY); 
Timothy Andres, who Alex Ross says “achieves an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams";
and Ken Ueno, winner of the 2010-2011 Berlin Prize, whose influences range from Tuvan throat-singing and Heavy Metal subtone vocals to Japanese traditional music. 

Young Americans will include the WORLD PREMIERE of a new work written especially for Crash Ensemble by NIco Muhly, the hottest composer on the planet" (The Daily Telegraph). Alongside the new commission, two more Muhly pieces will be featured.  

Muhly’s first opera,Two Boys, was premiered by the English National Opera this summer to critical acclaim. He is well known for his collaborations with artists such as Antony and the Johnsons, Björk and Jonsi from Sigur Rós. His film credits include scores for Joshua (2007), and Best Picture nominee The Reader (2008). 

“I have always been a huge fan of the Crash Ensemble; I am inherently trustful of ensembles that are co-piloted by composers and performers…I am hugely honored to be one of the newest commissionees.” Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly's new work for Crash Ensemble was commissioned using funds provided by the Arts Council of Ireland.


Nico Muhly- How About Now
Missy Mazzoli - Still Life With Avalanche
Sean Friar- Velvet Hammer
Timothy Andres- Crashing Through Fences
Ken Ueno- ...blood blossoms...
Nico Muhly- It Goes Without Saying
Nico Muhly- New Commission WORLD PREMIERE

Tickets: €25 /€18 conc. Early bird: €20 conc. Booking fee included. www.tickets.ie

Nico Muhly Public interview
Pre-show public interview of Nico Muhly by Bernard Clarke, RTÉ Lyric fm
6.00pm, 25th November in Liberty Hall’s Connolly Room. www.tickets.ie

Incubated Works @ the Monster Truck Gallery

Courtesy of Noilin O'Kelly
Incubated Works is a new exhibition by Noilin O'Kelly which is opening at the Monster Truck Gallery in Temple Bar next week.  The crux of the exhibition is an examination of whether old buildings can contain memories and the power of abandoned buildings.  She's made excellent use of her (now derelict) grandmother's house, which still contains personal property to create a unique and personal exhibition.

Courtesy of Noilin O'Kelly
Incubated Works runs from 12th November to 3rd December.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

'The Big Deal' in Project Arts Centre - special offer

One of my favourite theatres, Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, has a new play out called The Big Deal. I haven't seen it so I can't recommend it but plays in Project Arts are usually good. Tickets cost €16.