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Forever (U.S.)

Created and Performed by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Neel Keller

5 - 15 July on the Peacock stage

Dael Orlandersmith (Monster, The Gimmick) comes to the Abbey Theatre with an uplifting semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose.

Forever draws from Orlandersmith’s own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris — the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. At the graveside of these timeless artists and taking inspiration from Dublin icon Phil Lynott, Orlandersmith finds unexpected grace in a gripping tale of the legacy a daughter inherits from her mother.

"Raw and haunting work"****
The New York Times