The Margulies Trilogy

Aug 27 – 29
Readings poster AugustThe Viking Theatre in association with Then This Theatre  is pleased to announce a short season of rehearsed readings for 3 nights .The Margulies Trilogy readings of three plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Donald Margulies.

Tickets: €5 / Booking: 087-1129970

After the success of our rehearsed readings in July, we are delighted to announce another 3 nights of 3 different plays. This time the 3 plays are  by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Donald Margulies.


Thursday, 27th August, 8pm: COLLECTED STORIES

Friday, 28th August, 8pm: SHIPWRECKED!

Saturday, 29th August, 8pm: THE COUNTRY HOUSE


All readings directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks, with dramaturgy by Tanya Dean


Readings poster August 27th


Respected writer Ruth Steiner sees her protegee, Lisa Morrison, grow from uncertain student to literary star by morally questionable means. This is an intimate, razor-sharp story of a master outplayed by her apprentice.

CAST: Deirdre Donnelly and Maeve Fitzgerald

 Readings poster August 28SHIPWRECKED!: AN ENTERTAINMENT – The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself)

Join Louis de Rougement as he spins a glorious yarn of adventure and daring.

The New York Times calls SHIPWRECKED! a “kid-friendly comedy” about “a Victorian gentleman whose colorful past as a seafaring wanderer springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book.”

CAST : Don Wycherly,Aaron Monaghan & Eva Bartley

Readings poster August 29THE COUNTRY HOUSE

The matriarch of a famous theatre family gathers her clan for a weekend at their summer house. Over the course of this witty and warm play—with many jokes about the ups and downs of show business—we see their passions, jealousies, and longings come to light.

CAST : Olga Wehrly, Clodagh Mooney Duggan  Ruth Hegarty, Vincent McCabe, Will O’ Connell & Andrew Murray.




Donald Margulies received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner With Friends. His plays (including Time Stands Still, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, and The Model Apartment) have been performed at major theatres across the United States and around the world. Theatre Communications Group has published seven volumes of his work. Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright for his body of work. In 2005 he was honored with an Award in Literature given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Literary Arts Award. Mr. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America. He wrote the screenplay for the new film The End of The Tour, starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg.


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