The Truth Of The Moon
Sep 13th – 18th (preview: 13th) @ 6 pm
The innocent – seeming moon , so far away up above us , is not at all what it seems – it hides a more shocking truth than any of us can even imagine! Prepare to be astounded by fabled moonologist Felicia Umbral, as she delivers her illustrated lecture about the true nature of the moon. A factual, fantastical exploration of the theories and conspiracies that surround our most loved astronomical neighbour, this is a rare opportunity to meet the passionate moonologist for an evening of lunar lunacy. From writer Simon Doyle Oedipus Loves You, Off Plan) comedian Sonya Kelly (The Savage Eye) and director Sophie Motley (The Party).
“Simon Doyle, regular collaborator with PanPan continues to be one of the freshest voices in Irish theatre. His collaboration with Sonya Kelly and Sophie Motley promises to be explosive, funny and anything but dull” Róise Goan, Director, ABSOLUT Fringe
Cactus: The Seduction
Jonno Katz – Epicworlds
Sep 13th – 18th @ 8 pm
Side-splitting comedy that is both irresistible love story and carnival of boundless imaginings. Phil wanders through the desert in search of true love, persistently hallucinating that he has an audience, in this surreal, ridiculously funny one-man show. From the director of the music video for 2009 festival hit Die Roten Puntke: Ich bin nicht ein roboter (I am a lion). Directed by Mark Chavez of the Pajama Men. Outstanding Solo Performance, Ottawa Fringe. Best of Fest Winnipeg Fringe. Best Male Performer Victoria Fringe. Best of Fest Toronto & Vancouver Fringes.
“Deserves more exclamation marks than the paper will allow. If you can’t get tickets, it is imperative that you either steal them or sneak in. ***** Terminal City, Vancouver .
“Jonno Katz emailed me last year to say he’d love to come to Dublin. Seeing his show made me sure that Dublin would love to see him too”. Róise Goan, Director, ABSOLUT Fringe
I ♥ Alice ♥ I
Sep 21 – 25 @ 6pm Preview: 21st
Alice and Alice are coming out… finally. This documentary piece is an unflinching and astonishingly personal love story that spans six decades. It is Grey Gardens in Dublin. Two exceptional, opinionated women were spotted winking at each other in Crumlin Shopping Centre. Now they’re in a show … reluctantly. Defying stereotype, they’re here to share with you something they’ve never dared before. A fresh, human and hilarious piece from new company HotForTheatre, I ♥ Alice ♥ I explores the monumental journey of a most unlikely couple. It will seduce you, it will move you, it will touch you … in all the right places. Supported by The Performance Corporation.
“A heartbreaking story of forbidden love in Dublin will remind you how many taboos still exist in Irish society”. Róise Goan, Director, ABSOLUT Fringe
The Butcher Babes
Sep 20 – 25 @ 8:30pm Preview: 20th
“You can’t say me ma is racist; she is fucking fucking you. And I let you touch me …” Farah Swaleh Noor was nobody until his headless and butchered body parts were discovered in the Dublin’s Royal Canal, where they had been dumped by the so-called Irish Scissor Sisters. This show gives the stage to the murdered Kenyan immigrant’s missing head and reunites it with his other body parts to tell the tale of how a night of drinks, drugs and sex led to his brutal murder and eventual dismemberment. It is not a true account of what happened, but a tragic-comic re-imagining of what might have been. WARNING: Not suitable for children and vegetarians. Contains scenes of a sexual nature, sort of. Written and Directed by Bisi Adigun.
“Bisi Adigun returns to the festival exploring a story that shocked Ireland from a unique, African, perspective”. Róise Goan, Director, ABSOLUT Fringe