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Ulster American by David Ireland (International Tour)

When someone treats me like a piece of shit… I bring out my Academy Award.
It has something to say. It's saying I'm right.

Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award as well as a Scotsman Fringe First, the most talked-about show of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 returns fresh from a smash-hit, sold out festival run.

Jay is the American Oscar-winning actor taking the lead in a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the English director who will do anything to get noticed. And Ruth is the Northern Irish playwright whose voice must be heard. 

The stage is set for great success but when the three meet to discuss the play's challenges and provocations a line is crossed, and the heated discussion quickly escalates to a violent climax.

Exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice, Ulster American is confrontational and brutally funny - not for the faint of heart, and not to be missed.

Written by David Ireland, whose play Cyprus Avenue won the James Tait Black Award 2017 and Best Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017, and directed by the Traverse's Interim Artistic Director Gareth Nicholls (How to Disappear, Letters to Morrissey, Trainspotting).

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Tour Dates:

Traverse Theatre | Edinburgh, UK
Wed 20 - Sat 23 Feb, 7.30pm
Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar, 7.30pm
Fri 22 Feb & Sat 2 Mar, 2pm
Audio Described: Wed 27 Feb, 7.30pm (Touch Tour at 6.45pm)
British Sign Language: Wed 27 Feb, 7.30pm

Adelaide Festival Centre - Dunstain Playhouse | Adelaide, Australia 
(Part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival)
Wed 13 Mar, 7:30pm
Thu 14 Mar, 11:00am, 8:30pm
Fri 15 Mar, 6:00pm
Sat 16 Mar, 4:00pm, 9:30pm
Sun 17 Mar, 5:00pm

ASB Waterfront Theatre | Auckland, New Zealand
(Part of the Auckland Arts Festival)
Wed 20 - Sat 23 Mar, 8.00pm
Sun 24 Mar, 2.00pm & 7.00pm

Abbey Theatre | Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Tue 9 - Sat 20 Apr (Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Sat matinees 2.30pm)
Sign language interpreted performance: Thurs 18 Apr, 7.30pm

Contains very strong language, graphic violence and references to sexual violence. 

Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council. With additional support from The JMK Trust.

Written by David Ireland

More Information:

See venues for booking information

Date and Location:

Various Venues

Start Date: Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

End Date: Saturday, 20 April, 2019

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