05-05 June 2010


Tickets: 12


What effect might reading ‘great works’ have on the way we live and engage with the world around us? And to what extent does reading (and indeed all the arts) help shape our humanity?

In Sarah Bakewell’s innovative new biography of Montaigne, the 16th-century French thinker and Renaissance essayist is revealed in strikingly contemporary light, his free-ranging meditations proving an inexhaustible source on How to Live in his or any other century…

Declan Kiberd is an award-winning writer, critic, broadcaster and professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College, Dublin. In Ulysses and Us – his audacious new take on this seminal text – he argues that, far from elitist literature, Joyce’s epic novel offers a model for Everyday Living, in the tradition of Homer or Dante.

If ever a book changed lives it was Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. A century and a half centuries later, the botanist’s great-great-granddaughter Ruth Padel distilled the essence of the man and his work in the daring and original Darwin: A Life in Poems. Her latest work – Where the Serpent Lies – marks a turning point in the poet’s career, trading verse for prose in a gripping debut novel on love, science, survival and the call of wild nature.

Together these three acclaimed writers examine the fascinating relationship between art and life, text and context.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

5 JUNE ~ Tickets

€12/10 (conc)


*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

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