Once
book by Enda Walsh
music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney
directed by Kent Nicholson
SEGERSTROM STAGE
September 2, 2017 - September 30, 2017

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“Glorious and inspiring” (Time Out New York), “fun and heartfelt” (The New Yorker), Once tells the story of a Dublin street musician about to abandon his dream when a beautiful woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to new heights and their connection becomes more than an everyday romance. A captivating tale that will draw you in from the very first note.

Previews: September 2–September 7, 2017
First Night: September 8, 2017
Regular Performances: September 9–September 30, 2017

Recommendation: Age 13 and above. Contains adult language.

Enda Walsh is a playwright and screenwriter who shot to fame when he won both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award in 1997 with his play, Disco Pigs. His recent work includes Arlington (Landmark/Galway International Arts Festival); Lazarus (New York Theatre Workshop/King’s Cross Theatre); The Last Hotel (Landmark/Wide Open Opera, Edinburgh International Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Royal Opera House, St. Ann’s Warehouse New York); three installation pieces: Kitchen, A Girl’s Bedroom and Room 303 (Galway International Arts Festival); Ballyturk (Landmark/Galway International Arts Festival, Irish Tour, Royal National Theatre); and Misterman (Landmark/Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Royal National Theatre, St. Ann’s Warehouse). His other work includes Once (New York Theatre Workshop, West End, Broadway, worldwide); Penelope (Druid, Irish Tour, Edinburgh, London, New York St. Ann’s Warehouse); The New Electric Ballroom (Kammerspiele, Munich, Druid Ireland, London, New York St. Ann’s Warehouse, Los Angeles, Australia); The Walworth Farce (Druid, Ireland, Edinburgh, Royal National Theatre, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Australian and American Tour); Chatroom (Royal National Theatre, British and Asian tours); The Small Things (Paines Plough/Menier Chocolate Factory); Bedbound (Dublin Theatre Festival Traverse, Royal Court Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre/New York); and Disco Pigs (Corcadorca, Ireland, world tour). His work has been translated into many languages and has been performed internationally since 1996. In 2014, he received an honorary doctorate from Galway University.
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