Ten plays. Ten actors. One stage.
100 Minutes 2008 brings together some of the freshest acting and directing talent in Ireland today to work with emerging playwrights from around the globe to create ‘ten new plays about now’.
From child prodigies to the trials of being a carer, taxis to taxes, extreme reality television to proposals at gunpoint, this ensemble production will explore modern life from ten widely variant angles. 100 Minutes 2008 gives you ten stories told by ten performers; ten moments plucked from twenty-first century Ireland; ten glimpses of the here and now.
An ensemble cast works together to present a fast-paced forum of contemporary theatre and exciting new writing in the third annual collection of ten new plays about now. 100 Minutes 2008 will engage with its provocative themes and entertain with its variety of approach.
“Any worries that short topical dramas might approach the times with a truncheon are defused by such deft handling of the scalpel… [100 Minutes 2007] abides by the best principle of showmanship: always leave them wanting more.”
The Irish Times
Running Time 1 HOUR 55 MINS (with one interval)
Writers ROSS DUNGAN, MEADHBH HAICÉID, FIN KEEGAN, DANIEL KELLEY, PHIL KINGSTON, CAITLIN MITCHELL, MICHAEL SHERMAN, SHAWN STURNICK, BILLIE TRAYNOR, JESSE WEAVER Directors NICK JOHNSON, CLARE CREELY, LOUISE LOWE, DUNCAN MOLLOY, MAEVE STONE, JESSE WEAVER Lighting KATHERINE GRAHAM
Costume SARAH FOLEY
Sound CIARAN CLARKE
Set PHILLIPA VAN WELIE Cast
PAUL GIBSON, MARK GORDON, CONNOLLY HERON, CATRIONA LYNCH, BRENDA MEANEY, COLM O’BRIEN, ROBBIE O’CONNOR, SARAH-JAYNE QUIGLEY, TARA ROBINSON, FAELA STAFFORD