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The Humours of Bandon, a Fishamble Production
May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
“The Humours of Bandon” makes a west coast stop in SF on their North American Tour, sponsored by Culture Ireland.
Fishamble: The New Play Company in association with Solas Nua
The Humours of Bandon
Written & performed by Margaret McAuliffe
Directed by Stefanie Preissner
‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!’
The United Irish Cultural Center is delighted to welcome an award-winning Fishamble production to our San Francisco stage on May 12, 2023. “The Humours of Bandon” makes a west coast stop in SF on their North American Tour, sponsored by Culture Ireland, to bring us a coming-of-age story that is full of heart, humour, and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.
Written by Margaret McAuliffe, “The Humours of Bandon”, tells the story of Annie, a 16-year-old Irish Dancer from Dublin who we meet on the eve of the biggest competition of her life, the Irish Open Championships 1999. She charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind-numbing commitment and burning desire to win the coveted Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?
From the confines of every community hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first-place podium.
A coming-of-age story, THE HUMOURS OF BANDON is an award-winning play, full of heart, humour, and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life. This production is suggested for audiences 12+ as there are a few moments of language that could be considered ‘strong’.
Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning, internationally-acclaimed Irish theatre company passionate about discovering, developing and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright.
WINNER: Best Theatre Script – Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Awards
WINNER of the Little Gem Award – Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
NOMINATED: Best Performer – Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
The Humours of Bandon was developed as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.