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Word for Word Presents:
Stories by Emma Donoghue and Colm Tóibín
"Night Vision" and "Silence"


Z Below
470 Florida
San Francisco, CA 94110




For Word for Word's latest production they are performing stories by award-winning writers Colm Tóibín (“Silence”) and Emma Donoghue (“Night Vision”). Both stories are culled from historic fact, and both deal with writers and their adversities.

“Night Vision”, directed by Becca Wolff tells of young, blind Frances Browne who thrived on education when it was allowed her, and whose determination made her one of Ireland’s most renowned poets.

In “Silence”, directed by Jim Cave, Tóibín recreates the story of the transient and intense love-affair between Lady Gregory and the young poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. Their affair was secret, but partially revealed in the love-poems she gave him to publish as his own work.

These stories combine to provide an evening showing the power of the word, the thirst for learning, and the profound desire to create.

In 2016 Z Space is making as many of our shows as possible FEE FREE! The face value of your Stories by Emma Donoghue and Colm Tóibín ticket is exactly what you pay anytime, on our website or at the door.

Running Time, approx. 2 hrs with intermission.

Special Events:

Thursday, February 25th - "A Night with Colm Tóibín" - Mr. Tóibín will be present this night for the performance of Stories and will have a post-show conversation with the audience. His books will be available for purchase, and book-signing will follow. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Friday, March 4 - Postshow talkback with Word for Word Charter Member Amy Kossow and Artistic Director Susan Harloe.

Wednesday, March 9 - LGBT night! Postshow talkback with Stories directors Becca Wolff (recipient of the Don Oestreicher Needy Divas Fund at the Horizons Foundation)and Jim Cave. Wine Reception to follow show.

Thursday, March 17th - Irish Whiskey Night! - To toast St. Patrick's Day, and our writers of Irish origin, Irish whiskies will be available to raise a glass.

Word for Word Presents:
Stories by Emma Donoghue and Colm Tóibín
"Night Vision" and "Silence"
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