A new play by Eugene O’Brien
Directed by Jim Culleton
Performed by Andrew Bennett & Janet Moran
Olivier Award-winning company Fishamble returns to 59E59 Theaters as part of 1st Irish, following its previous, highly-acclaimed productions of Maz and Bricks, On Blueberry Hill, and others.
Set in County Offaly, Ireland during the weekend of a local wedding, guests Mairead and Mal are struggling to keep their marriage together. Perhaps attending a wedding will help, or it might raise questions that are difficult to answer. HEAVEN examines family bonds, life decisions, and the search for happiness in contemporary Ireland.
Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council, Dublin City Council, and Culture Ireland.
Fishamble discovers, develops and produces new plays of national importance in Ireland with a global reach. It has toured six productions to 59E59, as well as to 19 other countries.
Read more at: www.fishamble.com
"Excellent, ground-breaking theatre"
"The performances by Andrew Bennett as Mal and Janet Moran as Mairead are awe inspiring."
"A poignant play, laced with humor that thoughtfully addresses family ties, lifetyles, and the eternal quest for happiness." – BroadwayWorld
"Marked by humor, poignancy and suspense, HEAVEN is a ravishing theatrical experience."
"Playwright Eugene O'Brien masterfully dramatizes two slices of life in his engaging bittersweet marital confessional." – TheaterScene
"Splendidly performed and altogether engaging"
"Succeeds beautifully in bringing its story fully to life"
"The theatricality of HEAVEN lies in the beauty of its writing and in the performances by its two actors." – Talkin' Broadway
"Moran and Bennett are particularly gifted actors" – TheaterMania
"Mr. O'Brien's depiction of his characters' evolving emotional states is rendered in graceful strokes and richly idiomatic language" – Wall Street Journal
"Moran and Bennett are both excellent" – The New Yorker
"These performances will touch the soul" – Irish Echo