Tickets are 2 for €10 on Wednesday the 12th of June but buy them quick because this will definitely sell out.
I'll be in the bar upstairs in the Project Arts Centre from 715pm.
Performance begins at 815pm.
Tickets at http://www.projectartscentre.ie/programme/whats-on/1783-solpadeine-is-my-boyfriend-2013
The Project Arts Centre have a very strict no admittance of latecomers policy so please don't be late as they will not let you in!
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Review: Solpadeine is My Boyfriend
On one side of the stage hangs a punching bag, on the other sits an over-sized beanbag, and so Stefanie Preissner’s solo performance provides two responses to life-altering changes and emotional pain: Fight or Flop. Through a nimbly constructed verse text, the effervescent Preissner explains the addictive appeal of analgesia, responding to the shock of leaving Cork for Dublin, or the trauma of heartbreak, or the headache of a barking dog, with a double dose of painkillers.
Preissner’s real subject, though, is a nation slowly dissolving through emigration, gently described as a chemical process of weakened internal bonds that would otherwise hold things together. Director Gina Moxley’s smart and sparing production doesn’t burden that metaphor, although Preissner’s rhetoric, much like the similarly defiant I Am a Homebird, often portrays emigration as the easier way out. Her wry humour supplies a more convincing balance, moving from gruff defence (“Medicine is the best medicine!”) to an optimistic determination to feel pain, to fight it, and to feel better.
(c) Peter Crawley, The Irish Times