“James X”

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Playwright/performer Gerard Mannix Flynn talks about the U.S. premiere of “James X.” An Irish government tribunal of inquiry into institutions responsible for cruel and inhumane treatment of children is in session. In the foyer, James X, one of those children, now a man, anxiously prepares to offer the testimony which he hopes will unshackle him from the past. “James X” is playing at 45 Bleecker Street.


Gabriel Byrne and Gerard Mannix Flynn

Comments [4]

Amy from Manhattan

I didn't catch which one of the guests talked about how a person's status ("sinner," Jew, black) has been used to justify abuse, but it reminded me of the reports that predators kidnapped children after the Indian Ocean tsunami & other disasters. They didn't need an excuse, just an opportunity. We need to find ways to anticipate these crimes--in all contexts--& prevent them as much as possible.

Dec. 15 2011 01:10 PM
Connie Roberts from Long Island, NY

I thank Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson and Mannix Flynn for bringing this important play to New York.
I was raised in an industrial school in Ireland, as were my 14 siblings. Not one of us escaped being abused, be it physical, sexual, psychological or emotional.

I saw the play on opening night and was greatly moved by it.

Dec. 15 2011 12:48 PM
Maria from Manhattan

Is there any further news about the run of the show being extended?

Dec. 15 2011 10:58 AM
Sheree from Manhattan

Really looking forward to this interview. "James X" sounds amazing. I hope I can see it during its short run. Mr. Byrne is a busy person! Please ask him about his upcoming film "All Things To All Men"; when can we expect to see that on this side of the pond?

Dec. 15 2011 12:05 AM

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