Fat Violet Theater to Present Ronan Noone's THE COMPASS ROSE, 9/12-29
Fat Violet Theater is thrilled to announce the NYC premiere of Ronan Noone's THE COMPASS ROSE, directed by David Sullivan. Part of 1st Irish, THE COMPASS ROSE begins performances on Thursday, September 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 29. Press Opening is Monday September 16 at 7 PM. Performances are at Ryan's Daughter (350 East 85th Street, at 1st Ave. Subway info: 4, 5, 6 to 86th Street). The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM, with an added performance on Monday, September 16 at 7 PM for Opening Night. The regular ticket price is $18. For tickets, call SmartTix on (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com. For more information, visit www.fatviolettheater.com.
Tiffany invites Irish bartender Donal to accompany her from Martha's Vineyard to San Francisco to see the sights of America. But what starts as a fun road trip ultimately challenges them to explore their pasts and their feelings for each other. Meeting up again ten years later at The Compass Rose, they find their journey may be far from over.
Enjoy a pint at Ryan's Daughter, which transforms into The Compass Rose, for this smart, funny new play about love from award-winning playwright Ronan Noone.
Ronan Noone (playwright) emigrated from Ireland in 1994 and began writing his first play while working on Martha's Vineyard. The Lepers of Baile Baiste won the Michael Kanin National Playwriting award at the American College Theatre Festival, was produced at the Kennedy Center, and played Off Broadway in 2004. Mr. Noone's second play, The Blowin of Baile Gall, was nominated by the American Theatre Critics Association for the Steinberg New Play Award, and won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script. Both plays shared the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) for Best New Script. His play The Atheist played Off Broadway in separate productions in 2006 and 2009, and featured film stars Chris Pine and Campbell Scott, respectively. Mr. Noone has been chosen by Boston Magazine as a Best Young Playwright and is a Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow.
David Sullivan (director) is the Producing Artistic Director of Fat Violet Theater. He directed the Off Broadway premieres of Ronan Noone's The Atheist, featuring Chris Pine (Star Trek), and The Blowin of Baile Gall with Ato Essandoh (Copper, Garden State) and Swansong at Irish Rep. Other New York credits include Fat Violet's Brendan, Origin Theater Company's Ivan and the Dogs and Evangeline Elsewhere, and the Irish Arts Center's "Bloomsday in Bryant Park, NYC" and a "Tribute to Friel."
David Mitchell (Donal) was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to the US in 2008. David spent much of his acting career on Ireland's #1 TV series, Fair City, playing character Jimmy Doyle from 1991-2008. David has also worked in many of Ireland's theaters, including the renowned Gaiety. David was voted favorite male actor, Britain and Ireland, at the 2006 TV NOW awards.
Olivia Horton (Tiffany) New York: Abi Morgan's Tiny Dynamite at 59e59 and Stop The Tempo at Arlene's Grocery, Playwrights Horizons Mainstage, MITF, The Barrow Group, and Sarah Treem's The How And The Why at Penguin Rep. Feature films: Beware The Night (opposite Eric Bana), Advantageous, The Dream Team, Paradise and Summertime. Notable shorts: New Skin (Slamdance 2012), Room 4 Rent (S X SW 2011), and The Enemy Within (Cannes 2012).