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Barrow Street Theatre Presents
Belfast Blues
Saturday, September 20, 2014 through Sunday, October 05, 2014

The award-winning Belfast Blues, written and performed by Geraldine Hughes (Jerusalem, Translations, Cyrano) and directed by Emmy-winner Carol Kane (Wicked), returns to the Barrow Street Theatre for ONLY 6 PERFORMANCES this fall.

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: Assigned by SmartTix
Seat assignments are assigned by SmartTix, based on the best seat at the time the order is completed.

Geraldine Hughes's one-woman Belfast Blues is a tapestry of stories told from Hughes’s perspective as a little girl coming of age in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. Passionate, riveting, often humorous, these stories bear insightful witness to the many faces of “trying to live a normal life” amidst the violence born of the longstanding grudge between Catholics and Protestants.

At thirteen, Hughes temporarily left “The Troubles” to star in a TV movie, Children in the Crossfire, only to return to a different kind of confusion and pain. Playwright and performer Hughes depicts over 20 characters in the multi-award-winning performance, which has played to rave reviews in Chicago, Los Angeles, Belfast, London, and New York. Belfast Blues was developed in collaboration with Kim Terrell and The Virtual Theatre Project and is being produced once again with Firefly Theater & Films (www.fireflyinc.com). Set and lighting design are by Jonathan Christman and sound design is by Jonathan Snipes.

"One in a million" - British Theatre Guide

"Exceptionally moving" - American Theatre

"Maybe the best solo show I have ever seen" - Back Stage West

"Outstanding" - LA Times

"Awe-inspiring" - Talking Broadway

"Takes your breath away" - Chicago Tribune

"A bravura performance" - London Morning Star
 


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