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Medicine Show presents Finnegans Wake, a new work for the theatre created from the classic modernist novel by James Joyce. OBIE winning director Barbara Vann directs. Set in a Dublin pub the Finnegans' Father, mother, two sons and daughter, along with the denizens of the pub, drink, dream, assume the roles of mythic and historical figures, love and fight and live and die and hope that their lifelong pathetic, comic and noble struggle will lead to some kind of spiritual rebirth. The piece is acted, chanted, sung, danced, stomped and howled. There will be original and traditional music by composer/multi-instrumentalist Chris McGlumphy performed live on viol da gamba, flutes and drums, and Irish dancing by award-winning Irish dancer Colleen Quigley.

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