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Kind Words Spoken

"Duggan writes very well … a deft storyteller with a gift for pacy, punchy narratives and for quick clean characterisations.” Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times

Bigger Picture Projects presents



Dates: 09 Mar - 14 Mar

Show Time: 8.15pm

Tickets: €16 - €14 - €12 - €10 (All preview tickets just €10)

Early Bird: Book before 27 February and save 25%

Set in Spanish Harlem, New York in 1999, RUN / DON’T RUN tells the story of a young man fleeing Dublin who crash lands on the couch of his Irish American cousin, just as this older cousin’s relationship with his girlfriend is imploding. Over the summer, the three cling to the last vestiges of the dying club scene and flirt with small time criminality as storm clouds gather.
Part love triangle, crime thriller and immigrant story.

RUN / DON’T RUN is a provocative and accessible new play from acclaimed writer Gary Duggan (RTE’s AMBER, and FAIR CITY), and previous plays produced by Fishamble, the Abbey Theatre and plays staged in New York.

Post-Show Discussion: 12 March
Charlene Lydon (Element Pictures/Light House Cinema/Volta) will chat with writer Gary Duggan, director Aoife Spillane-Hinks and the cast about the connections between theatre, film and TV.

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Suitable ages 16+

Contains strong language, mild nudity, sexual references and violence

Running time: 90 min approx

Writer: Gary Duggan
Director: Aoife Spillane-Hinks
Producer: Tom Dowling
Cast: Aonghus Óg McAnally, Sean Doyle, Leah Minto
Lighting: Sarah Jane Shiels
Composer: Denis Clohessy
Graphic Design and Photography: Ste Murray

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