A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

The Corn Exchange
In Association with Cusack Projects Limited

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Written by Eimear McBride
Adapted for the stage and directed by Annie Ryan
Performed by Aoife Duffin
Ten Performances Only
April 20 – 30

“One of the best stage adaptations of a novel you are likely to see”
The Sunday Times

“Duffin is vulnerable and majestic with a mesmerizing rawness”
Evening Standard

“This is shattering, unflinching, merciless theatre, painfully well made”

Baryshnikov Arts Center and the Irish Arts Center join forces to present the U.S. premiere of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing,Annie Ryan’s stark and courageous adaptation of Eimear McBride’s award-winning novel, starring Aoife Duffin, for ten performances only,April 20 through April 30, at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)’s Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 West 37th Street.

One of Ireland’s leading independent theater companies, The Corn Exchange, in association with Cusack Projects Limited, makes its New York debut with A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, a fearless, unflinching portrait of one girl’s turbulent journey to overcome her traumatic childhood in Ireland.

In a career-defining solo performance “with an intensity that sucks the air from your lungs,” (Sunday Times) Aoife Duffin (Edinburgh Stage Award for Acting Excellence) portrays the inner narrative of a girl from womb to age twenty. Fraught family relationships, dangerous intimate liaisons, and dark moments of exploitation form a fascinating, fast-paced ride through a complex mind.

With biting wit and brilliant spark, Eimear McBride writes with a stream-of-consciousness urgency and honesty that “transposes effortlessly to the stage” (The Guardian UK). A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, the author’s first novel, is steeped in the Irish legacy of Samuel Beckett and James Joyce and hailed “a future classic” by The New York Times in 2014. http://nyti.ms/Xvuj4a

“Brilliantly adapted” by director Annie Ryan (Sunday Times), A Girl is a Half-formed Thing was a sold-out hit of the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival and 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is now (through March 26) astounding audiences at the Young Vic (http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/a-girl-is-a-half-formed-thing).