Week 2

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WOMEN’S SHORTS

Date/Time: 14 May(19:30) 15 May(19:30) 16 May(19:30) 17 May(19:30) 18 May(19:30) 19 May(16:00,19:30)
Venue: Momentum Acting Studio    Category: Comedy Drama

Unseasonable

Presented by The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS). The aftermath of an “incident” leaves two women injured, trying to piece together what happened and wondering what comes next.

TOSOS, USA.  Written by Kathleen Warnock. Directed by Barry Childs

Cherry Pickings

Can’t afford a night out? Follow the escapades of a group of queer women on their night out in the gay village. Drunken pep talks, a cat fight, and a feverish search for Lindy’s friends (who may or may not be real).

BelleVedere Theatre Company, UK

The Butt Trumpet

Presented by The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS). Presidential spokesmodel Kellyanne Conway displays an unusual talent.

TOSOS, USA.  Written by Kathleen Warnock. Directed by Barry Childs

TOTAL DURATION: 75 mins

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ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?

Date/Time: 14 May(21:00) 15 May(21:00) 16 May(21:00) 17 May(21:00) 18 May(21:00) 19 May(16:00,21:00)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (MAIN)    Category: Drama

No life, no prospects, just a Granda to care for and longing to escape. Or at least someone to keep you company. Colin and his Granda are trying to get on as they live in their tiny, claustrophobic apartment. Their only respite is when Granda visits the pub and Colin can drag it up for the Graham Norton Show. When Colin meets James online, things begin to boil over.

Are You Lonesome Tonight? is about friendship, love and how to cope when you seem stuck in the seemingly boring circle that is life. 

Written by Robert Downes

DURATION: 50mins

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GALA AWARDS NIGHT 2018

Date/Time: 20 May(19:30)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (MAIN)    Category: Comedy, Music & Drama

The Gala Awards Night is the highlight of the Festival where we close the curtains on two packed weeks of theatre with a range of festival highlights, musical acts and our prestigious ‘Oscar’ Festival Awards.

A celebration of theatre, the creativity and talents of our participants and the hard work of our volunteers; it is not to be missed.

Our companies will perform highlights of the Festival productions with a mix of music and special guests.

 

Who will win our awards for acting, writing, production, intercultural dialogue and more?  Dress to impress and find out at the Gala Awards 2018!

Doors open: 7:30PM

Duration: 140 minutes (with interval)

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HIS GREATNESS

Date/Time: 14 May(19:30) 15 May(19:30) 16 May(19:30) 17 May(19:30) 18 May(19:30) 19 May(16:00,19:30)
Venue: PLAYERS THEATRE @ TRINITY COLLEGE    Category: Drama

Three men – a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler – find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving.

Inspired by a ‘potentially true story’ during the declining days of Tennessee Williams, is an intimate insight into the mind of a familiar public figure, grappling with the loss of former glory and desperate for a return to form and success.

Written by Daniel MacIvor Directed by David Zak 

DURATION: 75min

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MEMORIES WE LOST IN THE FIRE

Date/Time: 14 May(21:00) 15 May(21:00) 16 May(21:00) 17 May(21:00) 18 May(21:00) 19 May(14:30,21:00)
Venue: Momentum Acting Studio    Category: Drama

Lies, sex and broken promises. We follow Charlie, a young person who finds himself in love with two people. His struggle to balance his feelings for both of them, a man and a woman respectively, although portrayed dramatically, this is a manifestation of the conflict that young people coming to terms with their identity face. Who we are, who we love and the way we love is never wrong.

By Belinda Barrett

DURATION: 50 mins

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PASSING ON

Date/Time: 14 May(19:30) 15 May(19:30) 16 May(19:30) 17 May(19:30) 18 May(19:30) 19 May(16:00,19:30)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (STUDIO)    Category: Drama

Brian and Tom, together for ten years, would like to have a child, to be as Tom says, “a proper family but with two dads”. When their friend, Jane, agrees to act as a surrogate, it seems they can really have it all. But after Tom is very reluctantly pressed into finding out about his biological parents, what he discovers will turn their dream of a family into their worst nightmare, threatening to destroy everything they have.

Directed by Howard Lodge & written by Sean Denyer

DURATION: 70mins

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TAB AND LANDON

Date/Time: 14 May(21:00) 15 May(21:00) 16 May(21:00) 17 May(21:00) 18 May(21:00) 19 May(14:30,21:00)
Venue: PLAYERS THEATRE @ TRINITY COLLEGE    Category: Adult Drama

The award winning Theatre Outré return to Dublin with a celebration of all that was taboo in the 1970’s. Tab and Landon graphically explores the complicated relationship between twin brothers. From their shared bedroom in the family home, they turn the world of pornography both on and off the screen into their own reality. It is a salacious tale of family, lust and revenge of biblical proportions.

Nudity. Over 18’s.

Written & Directed by Jay Whitehead

DURATION: 60min

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EASTER SUNDAY / THE CHRISTMAS DRILL

Date/Time: 14 May(21:00) 15 May(21:00) 16 May(21:00) 17 May(21:00) 18 May(21:00) 19 May(14:30,21:00)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (STUDIO)    Category: Drama

Easter Sunday

Easter Morning. 1960, New York. Del and Flora, a working-class butch-fem couple, are on their way home from service. Laughing and singing until Del wants Flora to meet a mysterious someone. That someone is Marty Mann, a founder and spokeswoman for the National Council on Alcoholism. Del is doing everything she can to buy a cottage in Cherry Grove, a lesbian summer colony, but the owner is refusing to sell to her. Del hopes for Marty’s endorsement. When she rings the bell, she finds Marty in the middle of a two-week binge with no sign of stopping. Tensions run high between class discrepancy and battling states of alcoholism. Marty becomes hysterical and Del becomes frantic. Will anyone make it out of Marty’s crypt this Easter?

Written by: Carolyn Gage. Directed by: Amelia Cain. Stage Manager: Kirsten Williams
 
 
Showing  with:
The Christmas Drill
 
A seemingly petty row between a couple, over a poorly chosen Christmas present escalated into a full scale fight which serves to stir up years old resentments about old girlfriends, the relative burden of domestic duties and just who the said present was actually for! A sharp comedy from the award winning team behind The Ref and The Paradise.
 
ACTING OUT, IRL Written & Directed by Sean Denyer
 
 
TOTAL DURATION: 75 mins

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2 HIStories

Date/Time: 14 May(19:30) 15 May(19:30) 16 May(19:30) 17 May(19:30) 18 May(19:30) 19 May(14:30,19:30)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (MAIN)    Category: Drama

The Second Miracle

Set in contemporary Dublin. Cardinal Newman, founder of UCD awaits his second miracle to be confirmed as Saint of the Catholic Church. On the eve of another Papal visit, Aunt Mary makes a shocking discovery about the Cardinal and his devoted companion.

Written & Directed by Brian Merriman

The Off Switch

A young man born in a time where it was better to ‘switch off’ than to hope for a relationship, considers what would LGBT rights campaigner Mark Ashton and his contemporaries make of this modern gay world they campaigned to liberate?

Written & Directed by Brian Merriman.  Starring Shane English

DURATION: 60mins 

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