FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 13, 2016
Corrib Theatre presents the Pacific Northwest Premiere of an Irish Dramatic Comedy
Written by Christian O’Reilly
Directed by Gemma Whelan
Performed by Allen Nause and Jacklyn Maddux
ABOUT THE PLAY
Chapatti is a love story between two people who have given up on the possibility of love. Dan lives alone in a Dublin flat and spends his time with his dog, Chapatti. Betty also lives alone – with her nineteen cats. Chapatti is a tender, funny, compassionate and unsentimental play about second chances. It has a gentle and straightforward tone, a purity and immediacy that relies on the power of the spoken word, the challenge of communication, and the complexity of lived and shared experience.
Chapatti premiered at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre in 2014 starring Tony Award winner John Mahoney, where it was nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Work.
“A gentle, sublime and honest script that drills home the need for and the power of human companionship.”
– Chicago Critic
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Originally from Listowel, Christian O’Reilly is a playwright and screenwriter based in Galway, Ireland. His plays have been produced in Ireland and internationally by companies such as Druid and Rough Magic. He was a recipient of the Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary for his debut play The Good Father. Christian is a graduate of the BBC Writers’ Academy, where he was trained to write for Doctors, Casualty, Eastenders and Holby City.
ABOUT CORRIB THEATRE
Corrib Theatre is a Portland theatre company that engages, inspires, entertains, and challenges audiences with theatrical productions filtered through the Irish experience, and with a focus on contemporary and lesser-known voices. We foster a diverse theatre community in our artists and patrons, and celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity. Since its inception in November 2012, Corrib has produced critically-lauded productions of Conor McPherson’s St Nicholas (with Ted Roisum), Marie Jones’ A Night in November (with Damon Kupper; Drammy Award, Best Solo Performance; revived at CoHo Theater), Jimmy Murphy’s The Hen Night Epiphany and Elaine Murphy’s Little Gem (revived at CoHo Theater), in addition to a series of widely-praised play readings.
DATES & TIMES
February 20th – March 13th
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Run Time is 90 minutes with no intermission
CoHo Theater | 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland
Available online at www.corribtheatre.org
$25 General Admission
$15 Senior (65+)
$20 Group (Six or more)