October 26, 2023 | Historic Theatre

Arán & Im (Bread & Butter)

October 26, 2023
Historic Theatre

Presented by: Once Off Productions

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world. We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language – about the sublime beauty and profound oddness of this ancient tongue that has been spoken on the island for 2,500 to 3,000 years, and is now slipping slowly from our grasp.

What can the word for the lonesomeness of a cow bereft of her calf, diadhánach, teach us about our current methods of food production? Why does one need to orientate oneself to the sun to give directions in Irish?

The show is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churned from Irish cream. (Knowledge of Irish is not required.)

Showtimes & Dates

October 26, 2023 at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices

General Admission

General: $35 + service charge
Community: $25 + service charge

Venue Location

1895 Venables St, Vancouver

Box Office Hours


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Tuesday through Saturday 12-4pm

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