Tuesday 1st October - Saturday October 12th @ 8pm
Mighty Oak Productions presents
The Misfit Mythology
by Irene Kelleher
"Every small town has its secrets."
Ireland - 1990. Nelson Mandela was freed; the first female Irish president was inaugurated and the worst song of all time was composed entitled ‘Give it a lash Jack’. But these events are irrelevant to Oisín and Gráinne, two social misfits, as they attempt to survive life approaching Leaving Cert.
Because there is something at the heart of Kilthomas… you can breathe it in the air. An old legend. A dark history set to repeat itself. It is not because of the briars, jagged rocks and dark terrain that no one walks down to the faery ring. People have disappeared without a trace.
Something memorable happens in this quiet town. It is the night of their final year celebrations and the students’ transition into the next phase of their lives. As the students of Kilthomas Community School sweat out their frustrations to the sounds of MC Hammer and INXS, the party intensifies.
Someone goes missing.
And only a diary is found.
Directed by Killian Collins
This production is made possible by the Cork Arts Theatre and the Arts Council Emerging Artists Programme.
Tickets: €15/€12 conc.
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.
Note for Online Bookings: Once your booking is complete, please either print your tickets at home and bring them with you, or present them on your phone at the box office on arrival and they will print them for you.
“I applied for the Cork Arts Theatre Emerging Artists Programme as it is a fantastic opportunity to stage new work. It is an honour to be able to premiere ‘The Misfit Mythology’ in my hometown under my own production company. The intimate nature of the theatre is ideal for this play as the two main characters are in direct dialogue with the audience. Both myself and Killian Collins have been involved in many productions in the Cork Arts Theatre in the past ten years and, with the rejuvenation of the theatre, I am excited to be a part of the theatre’s future. I hope that premiering ‘The Misfit Mythology’ in the Cork Arts Theatre will make the audience want to see more future projects from Mighty Oak Productions.”
– IRENE KELLEHER