The Map of Argentina

‘One of the finest playwrights of her generation’


‘We’re all experts with hindsight, what if? What if? What if? But none of us knows a damn thing before the fact.’

The Map of Argentina offers a meditation on love and what happens when it is denied and betrayed, or pursued and hunted down. There seems to be no right answer. There is always fallout. There are always consequences, and happiness ever proves a maddening and elusive quantity.

Directed by Andrew Flynn, The Map of Argentina exemplifies Marina Carr’s work to date: storytelling that tunnels deeply into the complicated contours of family dynamics, pushing the boundaries of love, power and desire. Marina Carr is one of Ireland’s leading playwrights. Her plays include Low in the Dark, Portia Coughlan, By The Bog of Cats, Marble, Hecuba, Phaedra Backwards and most recently Audrey or Sorrow at the Abbey Theatre.

The cast includes Michael Cruz, Maeve Fitzgerald, Bríd Ní Neachtain, Fionn Ó Loingsigh, Daniel Reardon, and Ely Solan.

An Taibhdhearc, Middle Street
13–27 July, 8pm
Matinee Saturday 20 and 27 July, 2.30pm

No shows Sunday 14 and 21 July
Previews 13, 15 and 16 July, 8pm
Tickets €23–€28
Duration 2 hours approx. with interval

First Thought Backstage

Post-show talk with the company, Wednesday 24 July.

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