Jasango Theatre are back with a bang this season with a new production of Geraldine Aron’s hilarious My Brilliant Divorce.
Following their astounding success with Bombshells- including a two-year tour of Ireland, a summer residency at Fota House, and an American tour culminating in awards for Best Play and Best Ensemble in the 2010 Press Awards – Jasango are on track for another hit with this wittily observant and achingly funny play. Jasango are at the Watergate Theatre for one night only, Thursday (April 19) at 8pm.
Meet Angela Lipsky, once half of Angela and Max, the world’s happiest couple. That was before Max (affectionately nicknamed “Roundhead”) unexpectedly dumps her and runs off with Rosa, a young Mexican woman who barely speaks a word of English. Join Angela on her poignant and hilarious journey as she rebuilds her life, finding herself adrift in a sea of weird sexual encounters, sneaky solicitors, phone-in counsellors, a bad case of hypochondria and the spectre of poverty. We follow her progress from messy marital break-up to a full divorce.
My Brilliant Divorce has its world Premier in 2001 and went on to be nominated for an Olivier Award, selling out theatres all over the world. Laugh out loud comedy, combined with heart-wrenchingly honest moments, make this an unforgettable show that both engages and entertains.
The title role is played by Angela Ryan, co-founder of Jasango Theatre. Angela completed an Honours MA in Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway and worked in professional theatre and film for 10 years before establishing Jasango with Jasmin Finn in 2009. My Brilliant Dovorce is an acting tour-de-force that highlights Ryan’s incredible energy and range as she swaps roles and accents at break-neck speed. Critics have commended her previous work.
My Brilliant Divorce is directed by the esteemed George B. Miller who also directed Jasango’s Bombshells and has an impressive array of Irish and American directorial successes under his belt in a career spanning over 40 years. Tickets aer €14/€10 are available from box office (056) 77 61674 www.watergatetheatre.com
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