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Eugene O'Brien

EUGENE O'BRIEN  

Nationality:    Irish
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Literary Agent:    Curtis Brown Group Ltd  

Eugene O'Brien was an actor for ten years before writing Eden which premiered at the Peacock Theatre and then transferred upstairs to the Abbey main stage. It has been translated into many languages and performed in London's West End, around Europe and Canada, and in the USA where it had an acclaimed production at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York. the play received the Irish Times Best New Play of the Year Award in 2001, the 2001 Stewart Parker New Playwright Bursary and the 2003 Rooney Prize for Literature. Savoy, his second play, premiered on the Abbey Theatre's Peacock stage in 2004. Eugene is the author of two one-man shows and of a car show for Corn Exchange Theatre company. He has also written two radio plays for RTE, the Nest and Sloth. In 2005 Pure Mule, his six-part television Drama for RTE, won five Irish Film and Television awards.

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        America '87         Checking for Squirrels         Eden         Savoy         Scorpion         Ten



America '87

Synopsis:
the story of an Irishman's travels from coast to coast in America, on a greyhound bus.

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1st Produced:
Players theatre    1988

Company:
Brass Tacks Theatre Company

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Checking for Squirrels

Synopsis:
In search of an answer to the question "Why do squirrels hibernate, Daddy?", Eoin travels through contemporary Ireland and encounters a would-be rock star, a schmoozy agent, a politically correct fanatic, a right-wing fundamentalist, and golf obsessed uncles. But his real journey is only beginning.

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Black Box Theatre Company, Avoca, Ireland

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Eden

Synopsis:
Billy and Breda haven't had a night out together in years. Tonight, Breda's lost the weight and gained a babysitter and a new outfit and is ready to sweep Billy off his feet down at Flanagans. But Billy has other plans - most of them involving Imelda Egan. Eugene O'Brien's hilarious and heartbreaking two-hander is the portrait of good times gone bad for two people who have promised to be together forever

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Savoy

Synopsis:
On the closing night of Edenderry's Savoy cinema, three men have gathered for an unusual wake to remember the life of the cinema and its place in their lives. From the spectre of the multiplex that has sounded the death knell of the local cinema, to the town's inhabitants and A Fistful of Dollars, O'Brien creates a picture of the life of a provincial town. By turns comical and elegiac, the men's shared memories finally expose the fiction and frailty that lie at the heart of their relationships.

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Scorpion

Synopsis:
Set in contemporary Dublin, Scorpion is an exploration of sex, relationships and secret games. the perfect couple Paul and Eleanor are invited to their friends' house for dinner. Linda dutifully prepares the meal. Ken, the enigmatic host, is determined to make the evening an unforgettable one.

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1st Produced:
International Bar, Dublin    1993

Company:
Black Box Theatre Company, Avoca, Ireland

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Genre:
Play One Act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Ten

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1st Produced:
Edinburgh Festival    2003

Company:
Semper Fi (Ireland)

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