17 February - 14 March 2009. "It's as if my real life is happening when I go to sleep and you and I are a dream, a fragment, difficult to remember on waking. Being awake is no longer important."

Dublin's iconic Abbey Theatre this week saw the world premiere of Irish playwright Marina Carr's latest production "Marble". Following on from the success of the visually and theatrically brilliant "Woman and Scarecrow" in 2006 comes Carr's much anticipated new play about friendship, marriage and the power of the subconscious. An exploration of the blurring miscellany between reality and dreams and the ensuing jealousy that entangles the lives of two couples, this story is described by the Abbey as "taut, funny and incisive".

No stranger to the Abbey, where she was previously posted as writer-in-residence, Carr's work includes alarming levels of black humour and violence and, interestingly, she is noted for littering her plays with allusions to classical Greek mythology. Her plays, mostly dark, poetic tragedies, have been produced all over the world and she is the recipient of numerous awards.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the cast includes Derbhle Crotty, Peter Hanly, Stuart McQuarrie and Aisling O'Sullivan.

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Address Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, tel. 00353 (1) 87 87 222

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Marble.

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, tel. 00353 (1) 87 87 222