"Jim Lucason may define what it means to be a Renaissance man." Sue Harrison Provincetown Banner
Time and Distance is now available. Get Time and DistanceHERE.
Jim is the recipient of the Eamon Keane Full Length Prize Award for The Listowel Writers' Week 2012 for his playThe Rapparees.
Asuccessful book launch of Time and Distance took place on Saturday Dec. 10th @ 6:30PM at Tommy O'Sullivan's Court House Pub Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland.www.osullivanscourthousepub.com
Jim's play The Rappareeswas part of The Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, Nebraska (May 28th - June 2nd) where it was under the direction of Cathy Kurtz from the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre.
A reading of The Rapparees took place at The Actors Studio in New York with Tom Herman directing on June 3rd.
The Rapparees - Mike O'Halloran directing, will have its World Premier November 29th at St. Johns Theatre in Listowel, Ireland.
This fall, The Last Rightboy will begin rehearsals in Provincetown, Masachusetts under the direction of Heidi Weeks.
Karl Wallace and Siamese Tire in Tralee (Kerry Playwright's Platform) took his play "Dancing with the Devil" beginning its developmental process in Ballydavid and again at The Blasket Center in Dún Chaoin. Jim's plays are a continuation of JM Synge's focus on Erin’s peasant life.
William Gibson on Jim's writing: "Lucason’s tongue is gifted with a kind of Irish gayety, witty and charming."
Norman Mailer: "To declare that Mr. L understands doubtless a lot in the 'Spooky Art'."
“Irish poets learn their trade in public houses where, as Yeats said, they ‘sing whatever is well made.’ Whiskey wakens private lusts, and their voices are amplified through gallons of tears. Jim Lucason's “West Kerry” is a very witty play about a man about to marry a barmaid, ‘a hard, cruel woman who won't listen to a man who walked miles to see her smile.’ Many a smart drop is drunk in O'Reilly's pub on this night. When the merriment ends, come dawn, they have nowhere to go except return to the ‘gloom of their homes.’” Christopher Busa Provincetown Arts Magazine
Sarah Miles, noted English actress on "Dancing with the Devil". “It reads wonderfully Irish, rich in poetry with excellently colourful dialogue. The story line is well constructured too….”
“This is an author who has lived a lot and through irreverence, suffering, joy and desire runs the gamut of emotions and understanding inherent in the working class condition. I find these plays compelling. They celebrate the inviolate sanctity of the human heart.” Frank Foley WOMR