One actor. 9,000 words in rhyme.
You have to see it to believe it.
Staged in one of DC's swankiest cocktail bars!
ABOUT THE PLAY
Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan had notions of being a writer in America but struggles as a bartender on the island of Amity. That all changes when a stranger arrives with a plan to make people "disappear and reappear," and Tim learns the price he must pay to become an American.
Solas Nua theatre artistic director, Rex Daugherty, will star in this award-winning comedy. During the play, he will be making craft cocktails for the audience as the bartender of the speakeasy where the play is set.
Join us for a one of a kind night out in Washington, crafted just for you!
‘passionate one-man show…Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen presence to stunning effect…carefully wrought production…[he] doesn’t just demand [the audience’s] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater.’
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
By Pat Kinevane
*FROM DUBLIN’S FISHAMBLE: THE NEW PLAY COMPANY* MARCH 2019
Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Dare to laugh at despair, and gasp at redemption is the brave, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award for in 2016.
WINNER: Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
OLIVIER AWARD 2016
WINNER: SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST and THE HERALD ANGEL
Edinburgh Festival 2011
WINNER: ARGUS ANGEL
Brighton Festival 2012
★★★★★ The List
★★★★★ The Herald
★★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★ The Scotsman
POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS
Join us after select performances for community conversations moderated by Solas Nua and featuring special guests from DC organizations working to end homelessness in our city. Discuss the themes in Silent with your fellow audience members and discover how you can get involved with our partner organizations. Featured partners include Thrive DC, Father McKenna Center, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Central Union Mission, Friendship Place, and Miriam’s Kitchen. New partners are being added every day…check back regularly for updates!
March 8 - Alicia Horton, Executive Director, Thrive DC
March 9 - Rev. Deborah Chambers, VP, Development & Partnerships, Central Union Mission
March 10 - Kimberly Cox, President, Father McKenna Center
March 13 - Mary Anne Gibbons, Vice Chair, Sacred Heart Dinner Program
March 14 - Chaplain Terence Washington, Director of Overnight Guests Program, Central Union Mission
March 15 - Patty Mullahy Fugere, Executive Director, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
March 20 - Shiri Yadlin, Coordinator of Just Homes and Glenn Hoburg, Senior Pastor of Grace DC Network
March 21 - Jean-Michael Giruad, President & CEO, and Chris Rutledge, Chief Development Officer, Friendship Place
March 22 - Brian Carome, Executive Director of Street Sense
March 23 - Kimberly Cox, President, Father McKenna Center
March 24 - Scott Schenkelberg, President & CEO and Gerard Skerrett, Director of Outreach, Miriam's Kitchen
* dates and speakers subject to change
How to Keep an Alien is a funny and tender real-life story in which Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, but Kate’s visa is up and she must leave the country. Together they must find a way to prove to the Department of Immigration that they have the right to live together in Ireland. It takes an Olympian will and the heart of a whale, but above all else, paperwork. It takes a hell of a lot of paperwork!
Sometimes love cuts through the red tape!
Directed by seven-time Helen Hayes Award Nominated artist Tom Story
Starring Tonya Beckman & Nick Fruit
Scenic Design - Bridgid Kelly Burge
Lighting Design - Marianne Meadows
Sound Design - Michael Winch
Main Stage 2017-2018
Our production of Tony Award winner Enda Walsh's MISTERMAN enjoyed critical and audience raves and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Sound Design. Read some of our press below!
"This Misterman is unassailable" - Peter Marks, The Washington Post - full review
"It's a very good thing for DC that Solas Nua is producing theatre...Misterman, in my mind, is the best kind of theatre." - DC Theatre Scene - full review
"A jaw-droppingly good show" -DC Metro Theatre Arts - full review
Play Reading Series 2017 - 2018
Kelly's Irish Times 7pm - 14 F Street NW, near Union Station Metro
All of our Play Reading Series events are FREE of charge! We meet every other month on the third Monday at a private bar, downstairs at Kelly's Irish Times. Join us for an engaging evening of the best modern plays from Ireland!
October 23rd, 2017 - OF MORNINGTON by Billy Roche
Dec. 18th, 2017 - CRACKSKULL ROW by Honor Molloy
Feb. 19th, 2018 - HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN - by Sonya Kelly
April 16th, 2018 - THE SEEDBED by Bryan Delaney
June 18th, 2018 - FOUR LAST THINGS by Lisa Tierney-Keogh