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Thtr 1: Odyssey Theatre, Fishamble & Georganne Aldrich Heller present
BEFORE
U.S. Premiere
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Run Time: Approx. 90 min.
No intermission
NO LATE SEATING.
NO REFUNDS.
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Odyssey Theatre Ensemble [map]
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Just north of Olympic Blvd. on the west side of the street.
0.5mi. north of the Expo/Sepulveda exit of the Metro Rail
Presented by The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Fishamble: A New Play Company, & Georganne Aldrich Heller.
Directed by Jim Culleton
Composed by Denis Clohessy
With the voices of Clelia Murphy as the Announcer, Kez Kinevane as the Guard, and Alex Sharpe as Aster

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for… ​

The production is influenced by the golden era of Hollywood musicals, with an original score by Denis Clohessy recorded by Ireland’s RTE Concert Orchestra. BEFORE follows previous collaborations between the Odyssey Theatre, Fishamble and Georganne Aldrich Heller, FORGOTTEN, SILENT and UNDERNEATH, which have been LA Times Critics’ Choice and won Pat Kinevane a Stage Raw award for solo performance.

Before was commissioned by Fishamble and has been in development with the support of the Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London), Pavilion Theatre, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Georganne Aldrich Heller, Robert Leroy, and The Strollers Touring Network.

‘Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… a real showstopper'
★★★★ Irish Times

“extraordinary collaboration... soul-searching, achingly touching gem…'
★★★★ Sunday Times

‘a singular pleasure’
★★★★ Sunday Business Post