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The Aran Islands Online
A Performance on Screen
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00PM
Irish Repertory Theatre
Digital Event hosted by Irish Repertory Theatre
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By J.M. Synge
Adapted & Directed by Joe O'Byrne
Starring Brendan Conroy
In the grey, sea-battered landscape of the Aran Islands, full of mist and wild rain, hearth is home and storytellers regale with tales by the fire. When John Millington Synge traveled to these remote islands upon the advice of WB Yeats in 1898, he discovered a bleakly primitive, mystical land that would inspire him for the rest of his life, leading to canonical works in Irish theatre, including The Playboy of the Western World
and Riders to the Sea.
The Aran Islands: A Performance on Screen
is a haunting and visceral experience built around “a hypnotic performance” by Brendan Conroy, one of Ireland’s finest actors, as he captures the spirit of Synge in Joe O’Bryne’s theatrical adaptation of Synge’s early work, “The Aran Islands.” This play has been reimagined for digital presentation, transporting audiences to a distant world.
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