Clare Muireann Murphy, Irish Storyteller
presented by Shotgun Cabaret
Monday & Tuesday, April 20-21, 8:00PM
Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley
$15 in advance, $20 at the door https://shotgunplayers.org/online/claremurphy
The Irish are known to be storytellers, so it comes as no surprise that Clare Muireann Murphy can spin a good yarn. A startling vocal range and arresting physicality make Murphy’s performances gleam with the light of a shooting star. In town for a short stint to perform at the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, we invited Murphy to moonlight at Ashby Stage with two of her best; Inisfail and The King of Lies.
On Monday, April 20, Murphy will perform Inisfail, Island of Destiny. Kings are healed by children, fathers vie with sons, one-eyed giants make their bid for power, and lusty monsters spit in the face of the prophets. It’s an evening of giant warriors, jealous kings and limb loss.
On Tuesday, April 21, Murphy will perform The King of Lies: A Story for Syria. A lying contest with an edge, literally. Traditional stories from Syria are wrapped in a contemporary telling. Devised from Rafik Schami’s Damascus Nights.