Season

Announcing our 2014-2015 Season!

 

There’s a new season coming and it will keep you on the edge of your seat!

As the only US theatre company to concentrate solely on new work from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, we have a broad range of contemporary topics to explore. Inis Nua tells the story, and this coming year features high-stakes gambles… for success, fame and love:

All shows are performed at the Off Broad Street Theater, First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom Street, Philadelphia.


Ciphers
by Dawn King

October 8-26

“…an intelligent puzzle-play in which, rather as in Macbeth, nothing is but what is not.”—The Guardian

Justine is an undercover agent caught up in one too many double-crossing games. This spy thriller uses lies, surveillance and subterfuge to explore one woman’s obsession with her identity. Ciphers draws a straight line from today’s terrorist headlines to our age-old struggle to know who we really are.

 

Long Live the Little Knife by David Leddy

February 4-22

“You need to keep your wits about you, but you will still be taken in by this hugely enjoyable romp.”—The Guardian

Long Live the Little Knife is a more absurdist take on the double-cross. It’s a fast-paced tale of swindling, dirty tricks and false identities. Husband and wife con artists set out to become the greatest art forgers in the world. What they gain—and what they lose—makes for a shocking, funny and oddly uplifting trip.

 

Penolope by Enda Walsh
April 8-26

“Mr. Walsh has an intense, love-hate relationship with words… And the gorgeous, outlandish sentences and speeches he weaves seem to self-destruct even as they are spoken.”—New York Times

This inspired take on Homer’s The Odyssey finds four absurd men holding vigil in an empty swimming pool. These are the last of the one hundred suitors of Penelope, who has waited ten years for her husband Odysseus to return from the Trojan Wars. Will the great warrior return and slay his rivals? Or will Penelope give up and turn to a new love?

 


 

 

There’s even more from Inis Nua! In addition to the Happy Hours, we have our usual great lineup of extras. Stay tuned for more information on pop-up readings, our contribution to Tiny Dynamite’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint, as well as Second Helping, our reprise of that play. It all adds up to another thought-provoking Inis Nua season that’s good for your heart, mind and soul.

 

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