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Murder With A Smile - 'The Walworth Farce' Visits The Arsht

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ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PRESENTS FRINGE FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER

THE WALWORTH FARCE

IN A LIMITED FIVE-PERFORMANCE RUN BEGINNING NOVEMBER 4, 2009   

"Ferociously entertaining" - The New York Times  

Tickets $50  

Direct from the acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway, the award-winning production THE WALWORTH FARCE visits the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County during its world-wide tour.  Bringing murder with a smile, Quentin Tarantino style to the Carnival Studio Theater, THE WALWORTH FARCE runs from November 4-7, 2009. Tickets are on sale now. 

"An unsettling but exhilarating blend of the hilarious with the horrifying!" - The Irish Times 

"A triumph of suspense and staging, enacted unforgettably" (Variety), THE WALWORTH FARCE is a gripping story of a father, two sons, a stranger, blood ties and murder that is at once hilarious and shocking. Initially resembling a wildly hilarious Irish version of a quintessential Three Stooges routine, the widely celebrated production careens from comical moments to shocking realism, from madcap slapstick to the deeper, darker concerns that are revealed when an outsider enters the family circle. Audiences are entertained with rapid costume changes, cross-dressing moments, and mistaken identities.  THE WALWORTH FARCE transports audiences into the "twilight zone of one family's personal mythology: the anecdotes, the rituals, the lies, the wounding jokes that keep blood kin shackled together in irons that are stronger than truth" - The New York Times 

THE WALWORTH FARCE was written by Enda Walsh, one of Ireland's hottest young playwrights, and is a commission of the renowned Druid Theater Company. One of the most innovative and thrilling playwrights of his generation and Edinburgh Fringe First Winner (2007 and 2008), Enda Walsh is internationally celebrated for his exhilarating wordplay and the visceral power of his stories. His newest play The New Electric Ballroom, also presented by Druid, has enjoyed similar global success and is on tour this autumn in Ireland and the US. 

ABOUT DRUID                                                                                                                                   

"a world-class company rooted in the cultural fabric of Galway" - The Irish Times 

Druid was founded in Galway in 1975 by graduates of the National University of Ireland, Galway, Garry Hynes, Mick Lally and Marie Mullen - the first professional theatre company in Ireland to be based outside Dublin.  The company has had two artistic directors: Garry Hynes (1975-91 and 1995 to date) and Maeliosa Stafford (1991-94). 

Druid presents work at home in Galway as well as touring extensively in Ireland.  The company also tours to key global centres around the world making Druid one of the best known theatre companies in the English speaking world. In 2009 and 2010, Druid will tour internationally to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. 

Recent productions include The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy, The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2008) and The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2007).  Other acclaimed Druid productions include three works by John B. Keane, Sive (2002), Sharon's Grave (2003) and The Year of the Hiker (2006), and Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996) which won Druid four Tony awards. 

Tickets for THE WALWORTH FARCE are $50 and can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at (305) 949-6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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