Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

Internationally acclaimed theater company Mabou Mines launches its 40th anniversary season of groundbreaking theater with the world premiere of FINN, a digital and live action adventure based on the timeless Celtic legend of Finn McCool (Fionn macCumhaill).

FINN explores the ideology and cultural embodiment of a young boy’s quest to become a warrior. It follows the coming of age journey of Finn as he seeks to avenge his father's death leading him to choose between a life of vengeance and violence, or a life of tolerance and moral courage.

This unique theater work blends traditional storytelling with video game technology and Laterna Magika, sleight of hand techniques used in Czech Theater. Large-scale digital animation, poetic text and traditional music combine to illustrate this powerful tale. Live performers, virtual characters and animated settings create an expansive fantasy world pushing the boundaries of live theater to new limits.

Click here to download the PDF e-Program for Mabou Mines FINN. This PDF e-Program  has been created in support of New York University's sustainability mission and Green Action Plan.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Performance length: approximately 90 minutes

Produced by Mabou Mines in association with
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University

Conceived and Directed by Sharon Fogarty
Written by Jocelyn Clarke
Digital Animation by Misha Films
Music by Phil Cunningham and Manus Lunny
Choreography by Doug Elkins
Set Design by Milan David
Lighting Design by Mary Louise Geiger
Costume Design by Meganne George
Sound Design by John Plenge



The opening night reception of FINN
has been generously supported by the
Swift Hibernian Lounge.


Photos by Richard Termine

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