James X 2011

Run Time:
75 minutes
Opened: December 9, 2011
Closing: December 18, 2011

James X - 2011 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

45 Bleecker
45 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012

An Irish government tribunal of inquiry into institutions responsible for cruel and inhumane treatment of children is in session. In the foyer, James X, one of those children, now a man anxiously prepares to offer the testimony which he hopes will unshackle him from the past. As he waits, James is confronted with the fact that the tribunal he is about to go before is part of the very same system that made prisoners of children like him and sighting this truth prompts him to tell the story that will really, finally set him free.



In the last decade, the Catholic Church and State institutions in Ireland and throughout the world have been the center of an emerging secret history. That history involves the sexual abuse and torment of tens of thousands of vulnerable children. This is the human story of one of those children who is trying to emerge from a place of darkness into the light—a light in which the human spirit is allowed to triumph into its full magnificence.

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James X, Directed by Gabriel Byrne Begins Performances Tonight
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 6, 2011

Gerard Mannix Flynn's James X is a searing indictment of neglect; both of the individual and of the institutions whose responsibility is to protect and inspire its citizens.

Gabriel Byrne to Direct Culture Project's JAMES X, 12/9
by Nicole Rosky - November 17, 2011

'I cannot recount a time when a critic decided that seeing a play was ‘a necessity of life' said Culture Project's Allan Buchman, but that is exactly what Finton O'Toole suggested in the Irish Times regarding James X. Gerard Mannix Flynn's play is a searing indictment of neglect; both of the individual and of the institutions whose responsibility is to protect and inspire its citizens. Directed by Gabriel Byrne, James X begins performances on December 6th, and opens on Friday, December 9th at 7:30pm at 45 Bleecker Street. Produced by Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson and Culture Project, James X, a Farcry Production, features Gerard Mannix Flynn, who also starred in the production when it premiered in Dublin in 2009.

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