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Dates: 11 Jun - 11 Jun
‘When I’m dead, I hope it may be said: his sins were scarlet, but his books were read.’ Multi-million selling author. Famed recluse. Erstwhile correspondent of Jackie Onassis. Contemporary cohort of Johnny Depp. Author, playwright, artist, farmer, and all-round Irish icon, J. P. Donleavy is a one-man literary cult surrounded by a tantalising mythology.
The young American-Irish émigré was first launched into literary orbit with his debut bestseller The Ginger Man in 1955. Chronicling the drunken exploits of a rowdy young American in post-war Dublin, it cemented the author’s cult credentials and has since sold more than 45 million copies in two dozen languages. Post Ginger Man, Donleavy’s prodigious output boasts novels, plays, short stories and autobiography, including The Saddest Summer of Samuel S (1966) and A Fairytale of New York (1979).
This special retrospective looks back on a remarkable career from Dublin’s post-war creative Bohemia to fevered speculation of an imminent Ginger Man screen adaptation care of Laurence Dunmore and Mr Depp.
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February 10 2020, at 05:04pm
Project Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Marketing, Communications & Engagement team. We are delighted to welcome Veronica Dyas (Access & Engagement Officer), Sorcha FitzGerald (Marketing & Communications Officer) and Astrid Newman (Marketing & Communications Officer) to the Project family. The team will work to further develop audiences and grow opportunities for engagement across our busy performance and visual arts programmes. Welcome to the big blue building! Veronica Dyas joins the team in the brand new position of part-time Access & Engagement Officer. Veronica is an artist working through theatre, new text & installation. Facilitation, Action & LOVE…Read More
February 03 2020, at 05:51pm
This month critically acclaimed choreographer Philip Connaughton brings his beautiful, sparkling, laugh-out-loud meditation on the fear of forgetting and of being forgotten to Cork and Dublin venues. Mamafesta Memorialising, which enjoyed its successful international premiere in France last year, is woven from inspirations including musical theatre, Bruce Forsythe’s Generation Game and most importantly, Philip’s mum Madeleine, who has senile dementia. Philip made his last piece, Assisted Solo, about her. But it wasn’t enough. He still has more to do and more to say. He’s worried that what’s happening to her will happen to him. His latest testimony to an ever-evolving,…Read More