One Act Festival 2015: Voices in The Rubble, Over the Top and W.A.Gs

Performed 6th August 2015

 

W.A.G by Gemma Doorly is a black comedy about a long suffering but dedicated "perfect wife" of a Sports Star who discovers that his latest infidelity may be more than just a fling ....

Over the Top by Rodney Quinn is set in the battlefields of the Great War of 1918 ......Why????

Voices in the Rubble by Darren Donohue is a wild absurdist comedy which captures the highs and lows of life after you have "tied the knot"........

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Big Maggie - Written by John B. Keane, Directed by Brian Dennison and Mary Murphy

Performed 20th May 2015

 

"Big Maggie - a riveting story of money, land and an Irish mother's tough love ......."        

Set in a small town in 1960s rural Ireland, John B. Keane's gripping dark comedy, "Big Maggie", revolves around the struggles of a recently widowed woman to assert control over her family and indeed her own life.  While her new 'widow status' is perceived as an opportunity for the local male fraternity, Big Maggie has acquired the traits of a newly awakened, liberated women that refuses to live by the established social and cultural norms - shaking off the oppressive conventions of religion and marriage - and in the process igniting explosive opposition and fiery confrontation from start to finish! 

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The Big Casino – Written and Directed by Noel O’Neill

World Premiere Performed 5/11/2014

 

The Big Casino is the latest creation from the pen of local but Irish born and New York raised, award winning playwright and director, Noel O’Neill.  A black comedy set in 1960s London, the plot centres around a kidnap that goes terribly wrong when a cast of small time not quite hapless gangsters try to look after an old “china” - as is often the case with a Noel O’Neill play, nothing is quite as straightforward as it seems!!!

 

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Lovers (Winners and Loser) – Written by Brian Friel, Directed by Bobby Greaney and Liam McDonald

Performed 27/07/2014

 

Lovers is a two part tale of love and laughs by contemporary Irish playwright, Brian Friel.

The play is comprised of two complimentary parts: Winners and Losers. 
While Winners has hues of Romeo and Juliet with a twist, Losers tells the tale of an unhappy marriage with banter and humour that could only happen in Ireland!

 

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My Three Angels – Written by Sam and Bella Spewack, Directed by Jim Motherway

Performed 12/04/2014

 

My Three Angels follows the trials and tribulations of a settler family in French Guiana, on the Convict Penal Island known as Devil’s Island, the infamous French convict settlement at the turn of the 20th Century. Using their unconventional and deliciously criminal skills, the ‘three angels’ of the play’s title - read three convicts! - come to the aid of the settler family.  The ‘three angels’ set about solving all the family’s problems - with hilarious, and downright criminal, results!

 

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The Broken Jug – Written by John Banville and Directed by Ivan Motherway and Liam McDonald

Performed 23/11/2013

 

The Broken Jug is a clever adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's classic comic masterpiece Der Zerbrochne Krug.  Translated by Irish playwright John Banville, he takes us all the way to Ballybog, a small town In the West of Ireland at the time of the potato famine.  One hung over and bruised judge; one visiting representative from Her Majesty's Empire; two sceptical Court Clerks; one broken jug; two families in conflict; two weary maids; a starving population; and a case of drink induced memory loss all lead to a hilarious confrontation in a courthouse in Ballybog on the West Coast of Ireland in the Year of our Lord 1846!!

 

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