Landmark Productions is delighted to announce that, following its performances at the Barbican in London, Howie the Rookie, starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, will be presented by BAM and Irish Arts Center as part the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2014 Next Wave Festival.
Introducing the season, Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer of BAM, said: “I am thrilled to be partnering with Irish Arts Center and showcasing the brilliant work of great Irish writers like James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Mark O’Rowe in thoroughly contemporary re-tellings, as part of our 2014 Next Wave Festival.”
With the support of Culture Ireland, Howie the Rookie will feature alongside the work of Pan Pan’s Embers and The Emergency Room/Galway International Arts Festival co-production of Olwen Fouere’s riverrun. BAM Next Wave also features the work of such world-class artists as Robert Wilson, Rupert Wainwright, the Berliner Ensemble, Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, Meredith Monk and Philip Glass.
Howie the Rookie will play BAM’s Next Wave Festival from December 10-14, 2014. Booking details here.
Another glowing review for Howie the Rookie and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor’s performance from Fest Magazine.
He fills the stage, fleshes out characters which exist on the page only as virtuoso wordplay, and makes this bizarre dream seem terrifyingly, depressingly and, at times, hilariously real.
A fantastic five star review for Howie the Rookie at Assembly Hall
Utterly exceptional – this is possibly the finest performance that the Fringe has to offer.
Another fantastic review for Howie the Rookie by WhatsOnStage
O’Rowe’s brilliant and entertaining text sits up in lights in the actor’s technically perfect articulation and physical control, and the play shines like a rare jewel in a dung heap.
Caomhan Keane speaks to writer Mark O’Rowe and actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
Howie tells a story. Then Rookie takes it up. It’s a white-knuckle ride – a wild, urban odyssey through a nightmare landscape, hilarious and grotesque by turns. Meet the enormous Avalanche, monstrous on the bar stool in her white ski pants. Meet Ladyboy, a dangerous gangland thug with Siamese fighting fish and – it is rumored – three sets of teeth. Meet Mouse, Howie’s younger brother. Meet the Howie. Meet the Rookie.
Springing from the same pen as Intermission and starring Nidge from Love/Hate, Howie the Rookie is the latest theatrical blockbuster from Landmark Productions (Misterman,Testament, Between Blackrock and a Hard Place).