- Presented and Produced by: Manchán Magan
- Design: Tom de Paor
- International Producer: Maura O'Keeffe
- Costume: Hazel McCague
- Construction: Barry Rogerson
Buíochas ó chroí le: Amharclann na Mainstreach, Foras na Gaeilge, Baird McNutt, Studio Donegal, The Little Mill, Dunany Flour, Declan Caulfield. Maura O'Keeffe.
Arán & Im celebrates the Irish language in an engaging, accessible bilingual way, through sourdough bread and home-churned butter.
Is taibhiú drámaíochta é Arán & Im ina mbácálann Manchán arán taois ghéir ar feadh 70 nóiméad fad is a thugann sé léargas ar iontaisí na Gaeilge – agus é ag ceiliúradh focail mhealltacha a bhaineann leis an tírdhreach, téarmaí i dtaca le hiomas agus léirstean, agus an iliomad nathanna a thugann beocht do chumhacht agus mistéir an tsaoil nádúrtha.
Arán & Im
Arán & Im is a theatrical performance/installation in which Manchán bakes sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.
It is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.
It was originally produced in association with The Abbey Theatre.
North America tour 2022 (East Coast), with Once Off Productions
Carnegie Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Telus World of Science, Edmonton, Alberta; St Louis Science Center, St Louis, MO; Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Memphis; Irish Arts Center, New York, NY; Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany, NY; Irish Cultural Center, Canton, MA; Boston College, Boston, MA; Kingston, New York. Buffalo Irish Center, Buffalo, NY; Canada Ireland Foundation, Toronto, ON; The Gaelic League, Detroit; ZingTrain, Ann Arbour, MI; Celtic Junction Arts Center, St Paul, MN; Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL; Chicago Gaelic Park, Chicago, IL; CelticMKE, Milwaukee
Irish Tour Autumn 2021 (with Once Off Productions):
Mick Lally Theatre, Glór, Cork Opera House, Backstage, An Grianán, Hawk’s Well, Solstice, An Táin, Draíocht Riverbank, The Source, Fennelly’s Mermaid Arts Centre, Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire, Fumbally Stables, Axis, Lyric, Mullingar Arts Centre
Ireland Summer 2019 Tour
Delvin Parish Hall, 9th Nov 2019
Castlepollard Community School, 7th Nov 2019
Leaves Festival, Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise, 5 & 6th Nov
Clonakility Samhain Festival, 2nd Nov, 2019
Cashel Arts Festival, 20th & 21st Sept 2019
Garter Lane, Waterford, 7th Sept, 2019
Fleadh Cheoil, Drogheda, 16 & 17th August 2019
Hawks Well, Sligo, 31st July & 1st Aug 2019
Earagail Festival, Donegal, 27 & 28th July 2019
Backstage, Longford, 26th July 2019
Arás Inis Ghluaire, Bellmullet, 17th & 18th July 2019
Enniscorthy, Wexford Literary Festival, 7th July 2019
Roscommon Arts Centre, 5th July 2019
Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Co Dublin, 23rd June 2019
Féile na Bealtaine, Dingle, 4th & 5th May, 2019
Wild Mind Festival, Fenit, 27th April 2019
Linen Hall, Castlebar, March 2019
Belltable, Limerick, Feb 2019
The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Feb 2019
Abbey Theatre Tour 2018
Fumbally Stables, Oct, 2018
Cork Opera House, Sept 2018
Townhall Theatre, Galway, Sept 2018
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Aug 2018
Lime Theatre, Limerick, July 2018
Autumn tour 2022
(I'll be selling & signing books at all events)
23rd July – Hometree, Ennistymon, 7.30pm
24th July – Ballybunion Arts Festival, 3pm
4th Aug – Birr Vintage Festival.
26th August – Arás Éanna, Inis Oirr, 8.30pm
9th Sept – Culturlann McAdam Ó Fiaich. 1pm & 7.30pm
10th Sept – Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare, 2pm & 7pm
11th Sept – Viking Theatre Clontarf (Sold out)
30th Sept - White Horse, Ballincollig, Co Cork.
2nd Oct - Butter Market, Kenmare.
7th Oct – Townhall Theatre, Cavan
8th Oct – Ursa Minor Bakehouse, Ballycastle, Co Antrim
13th Oct – Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo
15th Oct – Aonach Mhacha, Armagh, 2pm and 7pm
20th Oct – Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, 8pm
25th Oct - Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath. 2pm & 7pm (TBC)
26th Oct – Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin Derry city, Co Derry
27th Oct – An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, 3pm & 8pm
29th Oct – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn school, Lough Gur, Co Limerick
2nd Nov - An Taibhdhearc, Galway City
3rd Nov- Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8
4th Nov- Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8
6th Nov – Repair Acts Festival, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, 7.30pm (I also give a talk at 2pm)
23rd Nov – Roscommon Arts Centre, 8pm
24th Nov – The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, 8pm
25th Nov – Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 2.30pm & 8pm
4th Dec – Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, noon & 3pm (times TBC)