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  • Presented and Produced by: Once Off Productions

    Generously Supported by: Culture Ireland

    Presented in Association with: Irish Arts Center, New York & CIACLA

    Producers: Maura O'Keeffe & Sadhbh Barrett Coakley

    Stage Manager: Tyson Gerhardt

    Set Construction: Barry Rogerson

    Costume: Hazel McCague

    WOriginally produced in collaboration with the Abbey Theatre and with funding from Foras na Gaeilge.

Buíochas ó chroí le: Amharclann na Mainstreach, Culture Ireland. Foras na Gaeilge, Baird McNutt, Studio Donegal, The Little Mill, Dunany Flour, Declan Caulfield. Maura O'Keeffe.

Arán & Im celebrates the Irish language in an engaging, accessible bilingual way, through sourdough bread and home-churned butter.

Read Manchán's  Irish Times  article about Arán & Im.... here.

 

You can download the programme and sourdough bread recipe....here

 

Is taibhiú drámaíochta é Arán & Im ina mbácálann Manchán arán taois ghéir ar feadh  70 nóiméad fad is a thugann sé léargas ar iontaisí na Gaeilge  – agus é ag ceiliúradh focail mhealltacha a bhaineann leis an tírdhreach, téarmaí i dtaca le hiomas agus léirstean, agus an iliomad nathanna a thugann beocht do chumhacht agus mistéir an tsaoil nádúrtha.

Arán & Im

 

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance/installation in which Manchán bakes sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.

It is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.

It was originally produced in association with The Abbey Theatre. thanks  With thanks to Department of Foreign Affairs and the Irish Consulates in New York, Los Angeles & Vancouver.

 

Irish Tour Autumn 2022

Hometree, Ennistymon. Ballybunion Arts Festival. Birr Vintage Festival. Arás Éanna, Inis Oirr, Culturlann McAdam Ó Fiaich. Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildar. Viking Theatre Clontarf. White Horse, Ballincollig. Butter Market, Kenmare. Townhall Theatre, Cavan. Ursa Minor Bakehouse, Ballycastle, Co Antrim. Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo. Aonach Mhacha, Armagh. Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise,. Solstice Arts Centre. Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin Derry city, Co Derry. An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn school, Lough Gur, Co Limerick.  An Taibhdhearc. Fumbally Stables. Repair Acts Festival, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath.  Roscommon Arts Centre. The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.  Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire.

North America tour, Spring, 2022 (East Coast), with Once Off Productions

Carnegie Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Telus World of Science, Edmonton, Alberta; St Louis Science Center, St Louis, MO; Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Memphis; Irish Arts Center, New York, NY; Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany, NY; Irish Cultural Center, Canton, MA;  Boston College, Boston, MA;  Kingston, New York. Buffalo Irish Center, Buffalo, NY; Canada Ireland Foundation, Toronto, ON; The Gaelic League, Detroit; ZingTrain, Ann Arbour, MI; Celtic Junction Arts Center, St Paul, MN; Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL; Chicago Gaelic Park, Chicago, IL; CelticMKE, Milwaukee

Irish Tour, Autumn 2021 (with Once Off Productions):

Mick Lally Theatre, Glór, Cork Opera House, Backstage, An Grianán,  Hawk’s Well,  Solstice, An Táin, Draíocht Riverbank, The Source, Fennelly’s Mermaid Arts Centre, Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire, Fumbally Stables, Axis,  Lyric, Mullingar Arts Centre

 

Ireland Summer 2019 Tour

Delvin Parish Hall,. Castlepollard Community School. Leaves Festival, Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise.

Clonakility Samhain Festival,.  Portumna. Cashel Arts FestivalGarter Lane, Waterford. Fleadh Cheoil, Drogheda

Hawks Well, Sligo.  Skibereen Arts Festival.   Earagail Festival, Donegal.   Backstage, Longford.Arás Inis Ghluaire, Bellmullet. Enniscorthy, Wexford Literary Festival. Roscommon Arts Centre,

Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Co Dublin,  Féile na Bealtaine, Dingle. Wild Mind Festival, Fenit. Linen Hall, Castlebar,

Belltable, Limerick. The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon,

 

Abbey Theatre Tour 2018

Glór Uachtar Tíre, Maginn's , Co Down,Dec 2018

Fumbally Stables, Oct, 2018

Cork Opera House, Sept 2018

Townhall Theatre, Galway, Sept 2018

Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Aug 2018

Lime Theatre, Limerick, July 2018

North America tour - West Coast - Autumn 2023

 

(I'll be selling & signing books at all events)

28th Sept: Broadwater Theatre Complex, Los Angeles (Sold-out)

30th Sept: Broadwater Theatre Complex, LA

1st Oct: Irish Cultural Centre, Phoenix, Arizona

5th Oct: United Irish Cultural Centre, San Francisco (sold-out)

6th Oct: United irish Cultural Centre, San Fran (sold-out)

7th Oct: Felman's Bookstore, Menlo Park

10th Oct: University of Montana, Missoula

14th Oct: Wheatgrass Books, Livingston, Montana

18th Oct: Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum (sold-out)

20th Oct: Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

23rd Oct: Corrib Theatre & Historic Alberta Hse Portland (Sold-out,

26th Oct: The Cultch Historic Theatre, Vancouver (sold out)

 

The next tour will be through the UK - England, Scotland and Wales in Autumn 2024