Interview with Eugene O’Brien, playwright of ‘Eden’


Jho Harris interviews Eugene O’Brien in advance of his award winning play Eden coming to the Civic Theatre next week.


Eugene O’Briens award winning play Eden, brings to life a gallery of colourful midland characters. At the heart of this world is a moving, funny and tragic portrait of the failing marriage of Billy and Breda and the weekend that will make or break them.

From the author of RTE’s acclaimed drama series, ‘Pure Mule’, Eugene O’Brien’s debut play Eden won Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and Best New Play for the Stewart Parker Awards.

Eden is a powerful story of an ordinary relationship on an extraordinary weekend. In a major new national touring production, Decadent Theatre are bringing together a stellar cast of ‘Patrick Ryan (Trivia, Pure Mule) and Lesley Conroy (The Running Mate, Mattie).

Eugene O’Brien’s award winning play EDEN comes to the Civic Theatre Tues 10- Sat 14 September.

Admission: €20 & €16 concession, €10 opening night (Tues 10 Sept)

Book Tickets HERE or phone 01 4627477


About Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre's Mission is to mount an artistic and challenging programme of contemporary and classical Irish and international work in Theatre, Dance, Opera and Music for the community of South Dublin county and environs. History The Civic Theatre, opened in March 1999, a project of South Dublin County Council and also grant aided by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands. The first production at The Civic Theatre Tallaght was Howie the Rookie by Mark O'Rowe, directed by Mike Bradwell and starring Aidan Kelly and Karl Shiels. It opened on the 23rd March 1999. Since opening we have developed relationships with most Irish theatre companies and most opera, contemporary dance, ballet and children's theatre companies, developing healthy audiences for these. We are particularly proud of our co-productions – to date we've produced; or co-produced 22 plays, involving new Irish writing. We have hosted wonderful international productions, fantastic local work, and we have had some terrific nights of music on stage at the Civic.
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