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May 23
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    Paler, Still

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Paler, Still

    by Oonagh Wall in collaboration with the company.

    Nothing grows in Dublin anymore.
    Concrete, glass and grey. The landscape is the same everywhere,
    Beyond the Pale, in the rural Irish boglands, an abandoned Hotel rots.
    This would be a safe place to stagnate.
    Or so it seems.
    Set in a near-future Ireland were the Western World has eaten itself into anonymity and another recession: Paler, Still is a new tragi-comedy and is anseo|anois theatre’s debut production.
    Paler, Still tells a story set in Ireland, but it is not just a story for the Irish. This small country is a microcosm for something we see happening all over the Western World. The poverty gap widens, some opportunities only available to a select few, society circling back on itself again and again and our play asks, what is the cost of progress? What is lost as we charge into the future? Are some people always left behind? And, if we despair at society, can we simply opt out?

    The Zoo Story

    8:45 pm-9:35 pm

    The Zoo Story

    by Edward Albee

    The Unconscious Theatre Collective proudly presents (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner) Edward Albee’s seminal piece ‘Zoo Story’.

    Two very different men meet by chance in Central Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. A play about isolation, social disparity, hope and connection, and the inhumanity of modern life. Witty, strange, but ultimately poignant and grounded, the friendly chat they begin will have profound effects on the direction of both their lives.

    We are a London-based company of international actors with a commitment to truthful and improvisational work.