Abbey Theatre in association with Pavilion Theatre presents
Written and performed by Eamon Morrissey, based on the life and work of Maeve Brennan
At the Pavilion Theatre, as part of Mountains to Sea Festival 2014
It was as if the magazine in my hands had become a mirror.
After a sell-out run at the Abbey Theatre and international tour to New York Maeve’s House is back. This delightful one man show is written by and stars Eamon Morrissey, one of Ireland’s best loved actors.
Maeve Brennan was one of our greatest short story writers. Although she lived in New York, many of her finest stories are set in 48 Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin where she grew up. By coincidence Eamon Morrissey was brought up in the same house. While performing on Broadway, Eamon was surprised to discover his family home in Maeve’s vivid writing in The New Yorker. He was compelled to meet this enigmatic and mysterious woman.
This beautiful poignant story features extracts from Maeve Brennan’s writing and presents a moving portrait of two artists in conversation across generations.
Eamon Morrissey has been one of Ireland’s best loved actors for over fifty years. He has been involved in over one hundred productions at the Abbey Theatre and is also a well known face on RTÉ’s Fair City.
‘engrossing’ – New York Times
‘something that comes close to pure magic’ – Sunday Independent
Written and performed by Eamon Morrissey, featuring extracts from the writing of Maeve Brennan
Cast: Eamon Morrissey
Director: Gerard Stembridge
Set & costume design: Niamh Lunny
Lighting design: Kevin McFadden
Sound design: Ben Delaney