Geneva Literary Aid Society

Howie the Rookie (22.02.2020)

Cillian Murphy and Colin Farrell shot to movie stardom after they featured in the cult hit, Intermission, written by Mark O’Rowe.

O’Rowe’s masterpiece for the stage, Howie the Rookie, has been revived and is now on tour from Glass Mask Theatre in Dublin. It stars Stephen Jones and Rex Ryan, two of Ireland’s most outstanding young actors. It’s coming to Geneva for one night only.

Find out how to reserve your ticket below!

All funds raised will go to the Edith Wilkins Foundation for Street Children in Darjeeling.

What the critics said

This remarkable play is powerful, poignant and pulverisingly funny.” – The Irish Times

“It is a tragedy played out as a scabrous high comedy – the bleakest of scenarios conjured with the lightest of touches.” – The Guardian

“Mr. O’Rowe’s live-wire language is lyrical and dirty and riotously imaginative.” – New York Times

“First time around, I discerned echoes of Damon Runyon and Irvine Welsh in O’Rowe’s tale…… but the crucial episode – the Howie’s rescue of the Rookie in the chaotic Dublin night – reminds me of the broadly similar event from which James Joyce went on to spin out all of Ulysses. That’s a mighty comparison to invoke, but not an absurd one.” – The Financial Times

Ticket Reservations

Send an email stating your name and the number of tickets required to:

Date: Saturday 22 February at 19.30 (Ticket collection from 18.30)
Tickets: CHF 30 (and CHF 20 for students (16+), retired and unemployed)
Venue: Aula, College des Coudriers, 15a Ave Joli Mont (opp. Balexert, bus 10)

The usual refreshments will be available and the GLAS raffle is sponsored once more by Charly O’Neill’s bar and restaurant.