Geraldine Aron

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Geraldine Aron (born 1951) is an Irish playwright. She was born in Galway, Ireland, has lived in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and now lives in London.[1]

Aron's first play Bar and Ger was performed at the Space Theatre in Cape Town in 1975 and then won awards and continues to be produced internationally.[1] Aron's one-hander starring Dawn French, My Brilliant Divorce, played at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and was nominated for the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.[2][3] Twelve of Aron's plays have been performed on television or radio.[1]

My Brilliant Divorce has since been produced in 28 countries and as of 2016 is enjoying a 14 year record breaking run in Prague.[citation needed]

A French feature-length film, directed by Michèle Laroque, was released in France on 17th, January 2018, under the title Brillantissime.[4]

Aron's produced stage plays include Same Old Moon (Geilgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue,) A Galway Girl, The Shrinking of Alby Chapman, Spider, On The Blue Train, Olive and Hilary, The Stanley Parkers, et al.[1] Aron is included in the 1992 Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature, and many other anthologies.[citation needed] My Brilliant Divorce appears in Singular Sensations, an American collection of one-person plays.[citation needed]

Selected works[edit]

Plays with place and date of first production[edit]

  • Bar and Ger, Space Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa, 1975[1]
  • A Galway Girl, Space Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa, 1979[1]
  • Same Old Moon, Druid Theatre, Galway, Ireland, 1984[1]
  • The Stanley Parkers, Druid Theatre, Galway, Irelandm 1990[1]
  • The Donahue Sisters, Druid Theatre, Galway, Ireland, 1990[1]
  • My Brilliant Divorce, Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Ireland, 2001[1]

Publications[edit]

  • Seven Plays and Four Monologues, 1985 ISBN 0864860285 (includes Mickey Kannis Caught My Eye, Mr McConkey's Suitcase, On The Blue Train, The Shrinking of Alby Chapman, Spare Room, Spider).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Geraldine Aron (1951-)". doollee.com. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Olivier Awards 2004". Oliver Awards. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Wright, Jane (10 April 2003). "Standing ovation for divorce diva". Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ AlloCine, Brillantissime, retrieved 2018-07-16 

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