Drama: Down Dangerous Passes Road / Not I
Crooked House Theatre Company in collaboration with Teatro Tri-boo, Florence.
Wed 16 Apr - Sat 19 Apr 2008
- Venue Details
Riverbank Arts Centre
Presenting the Irish premiere of DOWN DANGEROUS PASSES ROAD by Michel Marc Bouchard (translated by Linda Gaboreau), Directed by Michele Panella
NOT I by Samuel Beckett, Directed by Peter Hussey
Down Dangerous Passes Road is a thrilling tale of grace and redemption from one of Canada’s major writers, performed by Nick Devlin, Keith Burke and Stephen Wilson. Three brothers have a car accident on the day of the youngest’s wedding, ending up stranded on Dangerous Passes Road close to the spot where years earlier they had watched their father die. They await a rescue that, Beckett-like, never arrives, as gradually their situation reveals itself in dreamlike ambiguity.
‘For the sharpness and virtuosity of the dialogue, for its poetic urgency, for the dazzling, masterful use of refrains and above all, for its powerful metaphorical resonance, this play can be counted among the best of our national repertoire.’ – Le Soleil, Canada
Not I is one of Beckett’s most beautiful and accessible plays but is rarely performed in Ireland with the repertoire. It is perhaps one of the most truthful attempts in art to depict what the precise moment of death feels like, written with compassion and humour. This production lasts 20 minutes and features Bonnie Mc Cormick as ‘Mouth’ with Nick Devlin as the Auditor. It is staged in the McKenna Gallery prior to the performance of Down Dangerous Passes Road in the auditorium.
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