Buridans Ass

Inspired by the wilder extremes of animal behaviour, Buridan’s Ass is a comedy of surreal dimensions which explores one man’s struggle to reconcile his scientific vocation with his primitive desires.

Mahone, the last in a line of taxidermists of  Russian descent, is struggling to save his dying business. The trade in stuffed animals has hit rock bottom and his only commission, the corpse of a much-loved pet badger, has gone disastrously wrong.  Moreover, he is beset by a series of emotional and philosophical crises and haunted by the demons of his philandering past. But, spurred on by his irrepressible apprentice Ernest Blades, Mahone sets out to overcome the paralysing effects of Buridan’s Ass Syndrome and to find redemption through physical passion.  

Starring Michael James Ford and Ruairi Heading

Directed by Iseult Golden

Designed by Andrew Murray

A comedy by S. R. Plant

Starring Michael James Ford and Ruairi Heading 

Directed by Iseult Golden 

..existential comedy at its best. Beckett would be proud…SUNDAY BUSINESS POST 

..a laugh a minute…THE SCOTSMAN 

…wildly and darkly comic… SUN INDEPENDENT 

‘a fun-filled, pun-filled introduction to the bizarre world of taxidermy… Ruairí Heading is delightfully gormless as Mahone’s sidekick’ SUNDAY BUSINESS POST. 

‘wildly and darkly comic… a treat to watch’ Emer O’Kelly, SUNDAY INDEPENDENT 

Michael James Ford gives a cracker of a performance as the zealously nutty Mahone and Ruairí Heading is a splendid foil, a kind of bemused Laurel to Ford’s Hardy’ MAIL ON SUNDAY (FOUR STARS!!). 

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