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‘Shush’ at The Players’ Ring

Players’ Ring
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States(603) 436-8123

“Shush” at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth

March 29 – April 14, 2019
By Elaine Murphy
Presented by Generic Theater

Shush was commissioned by Dublin’s Abbey Theatre after Elaine Murphy’s international hit Little Gem. Shush focuses on the female experience and, in particular, the highs and lows of female friendship.

It’s Breda’s birthday, but life has not been going according to plan of late and she is in no mood to celebrate. Her department at work is downsizing leaving her to reapply for her own job, her husband has just left her for another woman and she is too frightened to get on a plane to visit her only child, Colm. However, her friends Marie, Irene, Ursula and Marie’s daughter, Clare, have gate crashed and they’ve bought cava, Bacardi and a rather disgusting ‘health’ cake. As the night wears on however, Breda’s mask of faux happiness begins to slip. Shush develops Murphy’s authentic conversational style and is an insightful glimpse into the lives of five ordinary Irish women.

March 29 – April 14, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

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