By Pom Boyd presented as part of ABSOLUT Fringe 2011
DOWN INTO BLUE (REVOLUTIONARY TEXTS)
Revolutionary Texts a series of reading which aim to draw attention to plays from the late 1980s and 1990s, that are political in content and experimental in form which might be unfamiliar to our younger audience members. Four such plays will be given public readings and directed by some of Ireland’s best emerging talent.
Joey, the much loved daughter, arrives home to Dublin airport where she is met by parents Julie and Frank, a dream couple of the ’60s who have since fallen on leaner times, and her brother Shane, the clever child turned no-hoper. At the airport, they meet Chris Farrell, a blast from the past, a lonely alcoholic who has been stripped of his pilot wings and is looking for an antidote to numbness. Back at the Fox homestead dissatisfaction is added to old wounds and large quantities of duty-free, as Joey’s long-awaited return begins to shatter what’s left of the family idyll.
Duration 120 mins
This event is free but ticketed. Tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis on the day of the event.
The Lament for Arthur Cleary and Down Onto Blue are part of Annabelle Comyn’s programme as Theatre Artist in Residence, supported by the Arts Council in association with Dublin City Council and Project Arts Centre.
Directed by Edwina Casey