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BURIDAN'S ASS
July 13 - August 07, 2017
Time: 8pm (&1pm)

The outrageous and acclaimed cult comedy Burdan’s Ass, which enjoyed a sell out run in Bewley’s Café Theatre last year, is on the road this summer for a few select dates.
Bewley’s Café Theatre presents

BURIDAN’S ASS

A comedy by S. R. Plant

Starring Michael James Ford and Ruairi Heading
Directed by Iseult Golden

The outrageous and acclaimed cult comedy Burdan’s Ass, which enjoyed a sell out run in Bewley’s Café Theatre last year, is on the road this summer for a few select dates.

Mahone, the last in a line of taxidermists of Russian descent, is struggling to save his dying business. The trade in stuffed animals has hit rock bottom and his only commission, the corpse of a much-loved pet badger, has gone disasterously wrong. Moreover he is beset by a series of emotional and philosophical crises and is haunted by the demons of his philandering past. But, spurred on by his irrepressible apprentice Ernest Blades, Mahone sets out to overcome the paralysing effects of Buridan’s Ass Syndrome and to find redemption through physical passion.

July 13th: Carnegie Arts, Kenmare. 8pm. Call 0646648701
July 14th: St John's Listowel. 8pm. Call 06822566
July 15th: Friar's Gate, Kilmallock. 8pm. Call 06398727
Aug 7th & 8th: Birr Theatre, Offaly. 8pm & 1pm. Call 0579122911

..existential comedy at its best. Beckett would be proud…SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

..a laugh a minute...THE SCOTSMAN

…wildly and darkly comic... SUN INDEPENDENT

…the stuff of comic genius….
Michael James Ford gives a cracker of a performance as the zealously nutty Mahone and Ruairí Heading is a splendid foil, a kind of bemused Laurel to Ford’s Hardy… MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘a fun-filled, pun-filled introduction to the bizarre world of taxidermy... Ruairí Heading is delightfully gormless as Mahone’s sidekick’ SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

….all a bit madcap but no less enjoyable for that. NO MORE WORKHORSE

ENQUIRIES TO: MICHAEL JAMES FORD: mjf.ford@gmail.com / 087 9018294

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