Ulster American

Following a sold-out world premiere run as part of Traverse Festival 2018, Ulster American returns to the Traverse for a strictly limited run.

Ulster American

About Ulster American

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.

Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award as well as a Scotsman Fringe First, the most talked-about show of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 returns fresh from a smash-hit, sold out festival run.

Jay is the American Oscar-winning actor taking the lead in a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the English 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 abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice, Ulster American is confrontational and brutally funny – not for the faint of heart, and not to be missed.

Written by David Ireland, whose 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).

Dates
Wed 20 - Sat 23 Feb, 7.30pm
Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar, 7.30pm
Fri 22 Feb & Sat 2 Mar, 2pm

Tickets
Full price £20
Standard concession £16
U30s / Students £14
Other concession £5

Access Performances
Audio Described: Wed 27 Feb, 7.30pm (Touch Tour at 6.45pm)
British Sign Language: Wed 27 Feb, 7.30pm

Venue: T1

Running Time: 1h 20min

Age Recommendation: 18+

Note: Strictly no latecomers. Contains very strong language, graphic violence and references to sexual violence.

Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council. With additional support from The JMK Trust.

Image by Michael Cranston

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