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Geraldine Aron

GERALDINE ARON  (1951 - )

Nationality:    Irish
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Literary Agent:    Curtis Brown Group Ltd  

Geraldine aron was born in Galway, Ireland, but spent most of her adult life in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South AfricA. She now divides her time between Cape Town and London. She is often associated with the Druid Theatre Company, for which she wrote several award winning plays. Credits include My Brilliant Divorce, Galway Girl, Same Old Moon, the Donhue Sisters and the Stanley Parkers. Bar and Ger was first performed at the Space Theatre, in Cape Town (1975) and it went on to win several awards as well as being performed with great success worldwide. Geraldine is also the author of twelve plays produced for television and radio, and Toscanini, a screenplay directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

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below is a list of Geraldine Aron's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Bar And Ger         Donahue Sisters, The         Galaway Girl, A         Joggers         Mickey Kannis Caught My Eye         Mr Mcconkey's Suitcase         My Brilliant Divorce         Olive And Hilary         On the Blue Train         Same Old Moon         Shrinking Of Alby Chapman, The         Spare Room         Spider         Spinning the Times         Stanley Parkers, The         Zombie



Bar And Ger

Bar And Ger
This is the tender, simple story of the relationship between a sister (the author) and her younger brother, described in realistic and down to earth language. episodic flashes of dialogue through the years are linked by the sister's narrative.

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1st Produced:
the Space Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa    May 1975

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1980   978-057302368-2

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Donahue Sisters, The

Donahue Sisters, The
the attic of the family home in Ireland, once a playroom, is the setting for this sinister play from the author of Bar and Ger. awaiting the death of their father, sisters talk about their unhappy lives long into the night. the time comes for a ritual re enactment of a violent incident from their childhood. Departing from the hitherto naturalistic style, aron imaginatively has the sisters speak and act in unison to create the persona of a young boy. When the ritual is complete, things return to normal and the women seem to have found answers to their problems. Remaining is the uneasy prospect of the past repeating itself.

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Samuel French, London, 1991   978-057313234-6

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Galaway Girl, A

Galaway Girl, A
a couple sit at opposite ends of a table reminiscing about their life together. each has a point of view and they rarely address each other directly. they are young to begin with, then middle aged, then old, then one dies. the anecdotes they relate are both humorous and tragic. their lives seem wasted, yet the wife's muted final gesture of affection conveys a love that endured through years of bickering.

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1st Produced:
the Space Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa    Oct 1979

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1981   978-057362204-5

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Joggers

Joggers
Gus and Wally meet while jogging near their holiday hotel. Gus and his wife Sylvie are on a seven day package deal, while Wally is honeymooning his second wife Norma. at first, Gus envies Wally's money, success, beautiful wife etc. While the men become acquainted while jogging, their wives exchange confidences while sunbathing. During the course of a week Gus changes. Subtly becoming top dog as he discovers Wally's weak points. By the time they meet for their final jogging session he realizes he'd rather be himself, "humdrum job, packaged holidays and all". Wally is distressed and scared at the knowledge that Gus no longer envies him, but by making a supreme effort he manages to maintain the facade.

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Samuel French, London, 1981   978-057312124-1

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Mickey Kannis Caught My Eye

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Mr Mcconkey's Suitcase

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My Brilliant Divorce

My Brilliant Divorce
In this brilliantly observed one-woman play, middle-aged angela attempts to find a new life when husband Max leaves for a younger woman. Using a wonderful mixture of comedy and pathos, she recounts her journey back to happiness. ". . .great jokes. . . but there are also shafts of piercing emotional truth. . .the sequence when angela goes to a sex-shop to buy avibrator is a small masterpiece of comic embarrassment." Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

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Samuel French, London >>>   978-057303021-5

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:   (M3 (30, 40, 54) F2 (50, 75) recorded voices)

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Olive And Hilary

Olive And Hilary
Olive and Hilary, relinquishing professional careers, have found true happiness living simply. Monica, Olive's sister and a marketing executive, arrives for a break from her husband Derek who has quit a pensionable job. Olive and Hilary sympathize with Derek, cheerfully resisting Monica's attempts to dissuade them from their chosen lifestyle and Monica's intolerance becomes her downfall in this amusing, very entertaining play!

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Samuel French, London, 1996   978-057312186-9

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On the Blue Train

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Same Old Moon

Same Old Moon
This charming autobiographical play from London's West end creates scenes from the life of aspiring writer Brenda Barnes. From age nine into her forties, she is seen through the eyes of her eccentric and sometimes fiery family, particularly her willfully self descriptive father and her put upon and sometimes hot tempered mum. Hilarious scrapes erupt when Brenda's imagination and intelligence bump against the restrictions of Irish and english customs and society

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Samuel French, London, 1991   978-057301892-3

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Shrinking Of Alby Chapman, The

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Spare Room

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Spider

Synopsis:
a young girl seeks revenge for the death of her mother, a domestic employee.

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orignally "along came Spider" produced by Capab At the Little theatre, Cape Town, South Africa in 1978

1st Produced:
the Playhouse Theatre, Somerset West, South Africa.    31079

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Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society

1st Published:
in Seven Plays & Four Monologues, David Philip Publishers Ltd, Claremont, Sa, 1985   -

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Spinning the Times

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When a Palestinian luthier, a London songwriter, a time traveler, a troubled teen, and a New Yorker dream of music, escape, and home, they are drawn together by the global media, even as their communities and lives are shattered by the events it depicts. a play for five voices by five acclaimed Irish playwrights, Spinning the Times is a tapestry of five short plays woven from articles in the New York press.
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written by Geraldine Aron, Lucy Caldwell, Rosalind Haslett, Rosemary Jenkinson, Belinda McKeon

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Stanley Parkers, The

Stanley Parkers, The
That one last fling has tragic consequences for middle-aged couple

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Samuel French, London, 1995   978-057304230-0

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Play One act. - - AIDS, one act

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Zombie

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