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Mead Theatre Lab
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38 reviews
48 stars
There is a parking lot on 8th Street, NW, that charges $10.
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38 reviews
48 stars
The weather was cool.. I wore jeans and a warm sweater..
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"Woman and Scarecrow"
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4.4 average rating
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11 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2009

Good Day ..... I would like to jump in and add my

voice to those singing the praises of the performance by

Jennifer Mendenhall(JM) in the Solas Nua production of Marina Carr's

WOMAN and SCARECROW...continued

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6 reviews
11 stars
attended May 15 2009

I didn't get to stick around for the 2nd act, but even though the 1st act starts off a little slow, the chemistry among the performers, the wordplay, the secrets revealed...all are worth the wait.

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By Marina Carr

Directed by Des Kennedy

Starring Nanna Ingvarssson, Brian Hemmingsen, Rena Cherry Brown and Jennifer Mendenhall

Part horror story, part philosophical musing on life, Woman and Scarecrow starts and ends at the deathbed of an unnamed woman and the less than appealing characters who accompany her on her final journey, led by the Scarecrow, a woman who is more than she seems. Drawing on Celtic mythology and with a robust humour previously unseen in Carr plays, Woman and Scarecrow marks the most accomplished play to date by Ireland’s leading female playwright.

Born in Dublin and raised in Gortnamona, Co. Offaly, Marina Carr is the author of Low in the Dark_ (1989), The Deers Surrender_ (1990), Ullaloo_ (1991), This Love Thing_ (1991), The Mai_ (1994), winner of Dublin Theatre Festival Best New Play Award, 1994, Portia Coughlan_ (1996), winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, On Raftery’s Hill (1996), By the The Bog of Cats (1998),  andAriel (2002). One of Ireland’s most prolific playwrights, Car has been a member of Aosdána since 1995, was the Ansbacher writer in residence at the Abbey theatre for 1996, was the Trinity College Dublin writer in residence for 1999 and was awarded The Ireland Funds Artistic Award in 2003. Her most recent play, Marble, opened at the Abbey in February 2009.