Ulster American

A confrontational and brutally funny new play by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue), exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice.

Ulster American

About Ulster American

28th Jul 2018 to 26th Aug 2018
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Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh West EH1 2ED
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World Premiere
Traverse Theatre Company

When someone treats me like a piece of shit…
I bring out my Academy Award.
It has something to say. It’s saying I’m right.

Jay is the Oscar-winning actor taking the lead in a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the ambitious director who will do anything to get noticed. And Ruth is the Northern Irish playwright whose voice must be heard.

The stage is set for great success but when the three meet to discuss the play’s challenges and provocations a line is crossed, and the heated discussion quickly escalates to a violent climax.

Exploring consent, abuses of power and the confusions of cultural identity, Ulster American is confrontational, brutally funny and not for the faint of heart.

Written by David Ireland, whose most recent play Cyprus Avenue won the James Tait Black Award 2017 and Best Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017, and directed by Traverse Associate Director Gareth Nicholls (How to Disappear, Letters to Morrissey, Trainspotting).

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Previews
Sat 28 Jul, 7.30pm
Thu 2 Aug, 11am

Preview Tickets
Full price £13
Concession £9

Dates
Fri 3 – Sun 26 Aug
(No Mon Performances)

Tickets
Full price £20.50
Standard concession £15.50
U30s / Students £15
Other concession £9.50

Access Performances
Audio Described: Sun 19 Aug
British Sign Language: Sun 19 Aug

Venue T2

Running Time 1h 20min

Age Recommendation 18+

Note: Strictly no latecomers. Contains very strong language and graphic violence.

Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Image by Michael Cranston

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