BOYS AND GIRLS Makes US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, 9/3-28
59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) welcomes Murmur Productions with the US premiere of BOYS AND GIRLS, written and directed by Dylan Coburn Gray. Part of Origin's 1st Irish at 59E59 Theaters, BOYS AND GIRLS begins performances on Wednesday, September 3 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 28. Press opening is Sunday, September 7 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
Do not bring your kids (or do, but it might scar them for life). BOYS AND GIRLS follows four characters across a single night; two get lucky, two don't. Emerging from the Irish spoken word scene, this play paints the Dublin nightscape in pyrotechnic verse; four intercut voices muse, tease, and rant in an ever-escalating rhythm. It's quite dirty, quite funny, quite mental, and a bit sad. (Seriously, don't bring your kids.)
BOYS AND GIRLS was a smash sold-out hit at the 2013 Dublin Fringe, where playwright Dylan Coburn Gray won the Fishamble New Writing Award. The play subsequently transferred to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin. Irish Theatre Magazine called it "impossibly eloquent and beautifully composed...hilarious, contemporary, and at times, downright filthy." The Irish Times said BOYS AND GIRLS was "honest, funny and tender...Fifty minutes zip by between spluttering laughter from the audience, and moments of depth, sadness and explicit hilarity."
The cast features Ronan Carey, Seán Doyle, Claire O'Reilly, and Maeve O'Mahony. Ilo Tarrant is the production designer.
Dylan Coburn Gray (playwright/director) is a writer and theatre-maker based in Dublin. His play Boys and Girls premiered in Dublin Fringe 2013, winning the Fishamble Best New Writing Award, was shortlisted for the Stewart Parker Trust Award and is currently nominated for a Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script 2014. He is an ongoing performer in Brokentalkers' The Blue Boy, which has toured extensively throughout 2012 - 14 (Neue Stucke aus Europe, Augenblick Mal, Lokal, Festival Cluj-Napoca, Helsinki, Omsk, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Tournai, Mons, Liége, Théatre National de Bruxelles). Credits as a sound-designer include TELL, as part of THEATREmachine Vol. 3, and The Rabbit Hole, by Louise Lewis.