Lucy Pollak Public Relations

Before – Press Release

Oct. 8, 2019
Press contact: Lucy Pollak
[email protected] (818) 887-1499 (for media only)

Olivier Award-winners Pat Kinevane and Fishamble
return to Odyssey with U.S. premiere of

U. S. premiere of Before — A new play with much music, influenced by the golden era of Hollywood musicals, from Irish writer/performer Pat Kinevane and the team that previously brought Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent to the Odyssey. Inside Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts for good, Pontius is trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for…

“You laugh… Pat Kinevane has the knack of comedic observation and the wit to make frailties and foibles funny… As the past swirls into play, so too do cogent reflections on parenting: the needs and responsibilities, the presence and absence of love that affects us at any age. You fight back tears. Of course you do. It’s Kinevane – a rare and truly compelling talent.”— Mary Brennan, The Herald

• Written and Performed by Pat Kinevane
• Directed by Jim Culleton
• Music composed by Denis Clohessy and recorded by the RTE Concert Orchestra, conducted by Cathal Synnott
• Choreographed by Emma O’Kane

• Featuring the  voices of Clelia Murphy as the Announcer, Kez Kinevane as the Guard, and Alex Sharpe as Aster
• Commissioned by Fishamble, The New Play Company
• Supported by the Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London), Pavilion Theatre, Georganne Aldrich Heller, Robert Leroy and the Strollers Touring Network
• Produced by Eva Scanlan and Beth Hogan for Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
• Presented by Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and Fishamble: The New Play Company in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller

Nov. 14 – Dec. 8:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 (dark Nov. 28)

Fridays at 8 p.m.: Nov. 15* **, Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 6
Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Dec. 7
Sundays at 2 p.m.: Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1*, Dec. 8
*Post-performance discussions on Friday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 1
**Friday, Oct. Nov. 15 is “College Night” and includes a pre-performance student reception with themed catering as well as a post-performance discussion. $10 with valid student ID (use promo code COLLEGE)
The third Friday of every month is wine night at the Odyssey: enjoy complimentary wine and snacks and mingle with the cast after the show.

Odyssey Theatre

2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025

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• Tix for $10 available on Thursday, Nov. 14; Friday,  Nov. 29; and Thursday, Dec. 5
• “College Night” on Friday, Oct. Nov. 15: $10 with valid student ID (use promo code COLLEGE)
• Additional discounted tickets available at select performances for seniors, students and patrons under 30; call theater for details.