Previews: 4 – 5 Oct 7.45pm
Dates: 6 – 8, 12 – 15 Oct 7.45pm
Other performances: 8 – 9, 15 Oct 2.45pm
“Who’s that down there in that little blue planet down there?
Ah look. It’s those savages, at it again.”
Three men are talking. Same as every other day.
Cycle lanes, convicted footballers, Dylan Thomas, alien invasions, the price of mackerel…
But it’s the stories in between that make this a day they won’t forget.
In a departure from her earlier documentary practice, Una McKevitt blends fiction and reality to create characters who, through their everyday conversations and the personal histories they share, demonstrate the power of companionship and courage.
Alien Documentary considers the possibilities of a new world, where the mysteries of the universe have started to unravel and there is nothing left to hide.
“There were 4 billion stars discovered last year. Do the math.
It is next to impossible that we are alone.”
“An extraordinarily uplifting experience to witness”
The Irish Times on 565+
“the wit and considerable wisdom add up to an existential treat
Sunday Independent on Victor & Gord
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Running time: 75 min (no interval)
Talking Theatre: Sat 8 Oct 2.45pm post-show
With members of the company
Please note that this show contains strong language and material that some may find disturbing
Written and Directed by Una McKevitt
Set and Lighting Design: Aedín Cosgrove
Sound Design: Denis Clohessy
Design Associate: John Crudden
Cast: PJ Gallagher, Molly O’Mahony, James Scales
Photography: Ste Murray
Funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award