Maz and Bricks

Performance Dates

Solas Nua will produce the Washington premiere of Maz and Bricks by Eva O’Connor, an award-winning new playwright from Ireland. Directed by Artistic Director of Theatre, Rex Daugherty, this timely play was an audience favorite from our play reading series, now taking center stage at The Atlas Performing Arts Center. Maz and Bricks is a passionate, angry, funny and touching play which tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a 'Repeal the Eighth' demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible. Maz and Bricks delves deep into the issue of reproductive rights in Ireland to ask what does it mean to be alive in Ireland today and what really makes it all worthwhile? Eva O’Connor’s work has won the prestigious Fringe First and a Lustrum Award at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and she was named as one of Broadcast’s Hot Shots, which celebrated the outstanding work of women under 30 making waves in the TV industry

Read what the critics have said about the play:

‘particularly timely… excruciatingly funny… powerful’ —Irish Independent

‘a provocative comedy… a compelling story… spins our imagination… shines with stellar authenticity… immaculate comic timing… funny, sharp script’ — Sunday Times

‘Marvellous theatre… as beautiful a piece of insight and writing as I’ve seen in a very long time… extraordinary…almost perfect and unmissable piece of deeply moving drama’ — Sunday Independent

‘an audacious and multi-layered script…fast, witty and spot-on’ ★★★★★ Fringe Guru

Production Information

Show Type
Physical Theatre
Approximate Running Time
75 minutes



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