‘The Man in the Woman’s Shoes’ by Mikel Murfi
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19 Jan 2016— 31 Jan 2016

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‘The Man in the Woman’s Shoes’ by Mikel Murfi

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York
NY 10019
United States

Award-winning Irish playwright/performer Mikel Murfi’s one-man show The Man in the Woman's Shoes follows a few hours in the life of the full-time cobbler, occasional farmer and all-around stand-up guy Pat Farnon as he walks the five miles from his white cottage to his small Irish town and back again. He meets unforgettable characters along the way – water diviner Huby Patterson, GAA enthusiast extraordinaire Kitsy Rainey, big voiced Casimir Marshall, an array of farmers all named Gilmartin and Kemp, and a man whose idea of a good time is to direct traffic wherever he may find it. Pat may be an ageing man, but he has a boundless enthusiasm for life.

"Astonishing acting...in a scene in which three characters spoke at once, I could see all of them differently and distinctly...this is a high-top performance." - The New York Times

Mikel Murfi Writer (Director and Performer) is from Sligo. He trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris and has worked with the Abbey and Peacock Theatres, the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Druid Theatre Company among many others.