I'm sure many of you are (quite rightly) enthusiastic about the timetable for Dublin Theatre Festival, but I thought it's worth mentioning a few other plays on these days.
La Touche Players are performing two plays each night in The Teachers Club on Parnell Street, Couch and The Drowning Room. Tickets are €14 (to see both plays) and the plays run until 6th October. Details here.
The Night Joe Dolan's Car Broke Down is on in the Olympia at the moment. Tickets cost €20 at Ticketmaster.ie. Here's the description: "Imagine being stranded with the legendary Joe Dolan in a rural pub in Cavan on the night his car breaks down. That’s just the sort of fantasy scenario that’s imagined in “The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down” a new play written and directed by Padraic McIntyre. The play is set on a stormy St. Stephen’s night as people gather to celebrate the 60th birthday party of the The Horse Munley. As the storm worsens and people head home, a knock to the door brings the night’s entertainment to a new level. As the play unfolds so too does personal secrets, the music and the craic. " Actually, that does sound fun.
Finally, I'd like to mention a show I'll be seeing this evening. Herewego Theatre's Cause & Effect is "a night of fully improvised theatre". Tickets are €12 and the show is on in the Mill Theatre Studio in Dundrum tonight and Saturday 6th October. Improv can take a little more concentration to enjoy than a scripted play would, but when it works it's wonderful. The people behind this show are very keen on improv and have a lot of experience, so this should be good.