Joanne Ryan presents
Written & Performed by Joanne Ryan
Directed by Veronica Coburn
Joanne Ryan's acclaimed, multi award-winning show is a funny, tender and moving exploration of reproduction in 21st-Century Ireland. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes.
Mixing animation with stand-up, monologue and hilarious recorded interjections from her mother, Eggsistentialism takes a light-hearted but unflinching look at one of life's most compelling dilemmas: should making a life for oneself involve making another?
Winner of a Lustrum Award, The Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award, Sydney Fringe's Critics’ Pick Award, Best Storytelling Bouquet at Edinburgh Festival and nominated for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe.
“Close to a masterpiece; intelligent, thoughtful, wry, funny and above all loving.” The Sunday Independent
Funded by The Strollers Network Touring Production Award.
Supported by Limerick Culture and Arts Department, Limerick City and County Council.
Broadway Baby ★ ★ ★ ★
“A truly heartbreaking performance by a woman who refuses to let others make her choice for her.”
The Voice ★ ★ ★ ★
“Ryan’s acting was impeccable she left the stage with pieces of herself littering it. This
show is crucial.”
The Scotsman ★ ★ ★ ★
“Important…relatable…elevates a thoughtful personal piece into something more universally political.”