‘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.
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
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