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Eggsistentialism

Eggsistentialism

Written & Performed by: Joanne Ryan

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Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes.

Joanne Ryan's acclaimed, multi award-winning show is a funny, tender and moving exploration of reproduction in 21st-Century Ireland. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes. 

Mixing animation with stand-up, monologue and hilarious recorded interjections from Ryan's mother,  Eggsistentialism takes a light-hearted but unflinching look at one of life's most compelling dilemmas: should making a life for oneself involve making another? 

Winner of a Lustrum Award, The Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award, Sydney Fringe's Critics’ Pick Award, Best Storytelling Bouquet at Edinburgh Festival and nominated for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe. 

“Close to a masterpiece; intelligent, thoughtful, wry, funny and above all loving.” The Sunday Independent 

Written and performed by Joanne Ryan  

Directed by Veronica Coburn 

Age 14+ 

Funded by The Strollers Network Touring Production Award. 

Supported by Limerick Culture and Arts Department, Limerick City and County Council. 

★★★★ ‘A truly heartbreaking performance by a woman who refuses to let others make her choice for her.’

Broadway Baby

★★★★ ‘Ryan’s acting was impeccable she left the stage with pieces of herself littering it. This show is crucial.’

The Voice

★★★★ ‘Important…relatable…elevates a thoughtful personal piece into something more universally political.’

The Scotsman