JUN 4, 2013 - JUN 30, 2013
BRITS OFF BROADWAY 2013
Happenstance Theatre Company presents
THE BOAT FACTORY
By DAN GORDON
Directed by PHILIP CRAWFORD
With DAN GORDON and MICHAEL CONDRON
'GRACEFULLY WOVEN - THE BOAT FACTORY SKILLFULLY CONJURES CRAFTSMANSHIP, PRIDE AND DEDICATION!'
The New York Times
'ALL YOU NEED IS TWO IRISHMEN, AN EMPTY STAGE, AND A STORY TO MAKE FOR A NIGHT OF GREAT THEATER!'
'A LABOR OF LOVE - GORDON AND CONDRON MAKE A STRIKING PAIR!
New York Post'
'PITCH PERFECT PERFORMANCES AND IMAGINATIVE STAGING!'
The Stage, London
'YOU WOULD BE MADE OF STONE IF YOU DID NOT RESPOND TO GORDON'S LOVE LETTER TO THE HARLAND AND WOLFF SHIPYARD!
The Times, London
'A MAGNIFICENT AND MAGNETIC DOUBLE ACT - THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARILY ENTERTAINING PIECE OF THEATRE!'
Theatre in Wales
Belfast 1947. The sun shines down on a post-war world. A 16 year-old boy starts life as an apprentice at Harland & Wolff's Titanic Shipyard. 1700 ships built between here and the Clyde, 67 different trades, 300 acres of land and 35,000 men employed at its height. Regarded as the biggest and best there is, if you can dream it they can build it. This is history - this is his story - this is The Boat Factory.
Dan Gordon's play is an extraordinary evocation of a city in a century. The many voices of the script carry echoes of other places, other worlds, other epics, but return eventually to the home place and the amazing eloquence of ordinary people living lives of racy, bracing power and great delicacy of skill.
Actors Dan Gordon and Michael Condron conjure up a host of colourful characters from the glory days of Belfast's shipbuilding era to construct a poignant, funny, and moving picture of boat-building, male friendship, hardship, humour and heroism.
The running time of The Boat Factory is 2 hours with an intermission.
SUNDAY EVENING SPECIAL: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 at 7:15, 20*
This production of The Boat Factory is made possible thanks to the generous support of Ireland.com, the Ulster Scots Agency, Edwards & Co Solicitors and the Northern Ireland Bureau North America.
*Limited discount seats available, book early to avoid disappointment!
$35.00 (59E59 MEMBERS $24.50)
Tue, Wed & Thu 7:15, Fri 8:15,
Sat 2:15 & 8:15, Sun 3:15 & 7:15