by Shaunna Lee Lynch
Presented by Strive Theatre
November 12th to 16th @ 8pm
A comic play exploring the mystical and materialistic aspects of self-improvement culture. When Siobhán moves home to East Cork having tried to make it as a journalist in London, she discovers her mother and cousin Mags have begun adopting new-age spiritual practices and worshipping at the altar of self-help to help them cope with the grief of a death in the family. Mags and Mrs. Griffin try to encourage the deeply cynical and newly nihilistic Siobhán out of her slump. They go on a comical journey exploring different aspects of an industry that is becoming ever more a replacement for religion.
Strive Theatre is a Cork based company who aim to cultivate theatre culture in Cork City and beyond. We exist to offer a creative outlet to theatre artists in the community and develop and produce new work for Irish and international stages. The company concerns itself with new material, developing the seeds of ideas in to full production-ready works of value. We aim to share our work with as wide an audience as possible, reaching beyond the traditional theatre-going audiences of the city and country, and so beyond traditional theatre spaces. Our early history has seen us thrive in ‘found spaces’ such as beer gardens, churches, festival tents, yoga rooms and pubs, as well as a host of touring venues nationwide and abroad. We aim to dissolve an artificial divide between the “world of theatre” and the everyday and share a quality of work in keeping with the ideals upon which the art was founded. We are currently engaged in play development, production and delivering our STRY? Schools Initiative – a drama and story-telling workshop curriculum for post-primary students.
This production is made possible by the Cork Arts Theatre and the Arts Council Emerging Artists Programme.
“We are delighted to be participating in this scheme and thank the Cork Arts Theatre for the opportunity. We greatly respect the theatre’s commitment to supporting emerging artists and feel that the practical, tangible support offered by the scheme is a huge asset to the Cork theatre community.” – STRIVE THEATRE
Tickets: €15, €12 conc.
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