Saturday 13th October @ 8pm
CRACKS by Quintessence Theatre Company
CRACKS is a darkly comic & deeply moving new play in which an unsuccessful suicide attempt leaves young Leanne Dowd estranged and attempting to pick up the pieces of a life still shattered by mental illness.
Quintessence Theatre use their innovative physical ensemble story-telling techniques mingled with multi-media platforms of film and music to poignantly explore the profound struggle individuals with mental illness face on a daily basis in Ireland today.
Cast – Leah Rossiter, Anthony Kinahan, Fiona Keenan O’Brien
Tickets 15/€12 Running Time – 90 mins followed by post show discussion
Monday, October 15th @ 11am
Ger Carey LIve – A Comic Journey Inside the Teenage Mind
Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. Tickets €10
Thursday 18th October @ 8pm
Speckintime presents The Curse of the Button Accordion – written and performed by comedian Sharon Mannion
Comedian Sharon Mannion pens a hilarious show based on her worries, fears and adventures growing up in a Roscommon village. Will she live up to the expectations of her ex-showband star father and her Midwest FM radio-loving mother? On receiving a shiny button accordion, Sharon is thrust into the local limelight. But things soon turn sour, when she starts to wonder if Frank the Accordion might have her cursed.
‘Faultless performance’ **** The Reviews Hub
‘Hilarious – full of humour’ **** Red Curtain Reviews
Tickets €15/€12 Running Time – 75 mins Friends 2 for 1
Wednesday 24th October @ 8pm
Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993)
Dir: Carla Simón 2017 Spain 97 mins Cert: Club
This autobiographical feature explores six-year old Frida conflict as she moves to her Uncle’s farm in Barcelona, following her mother’s death. Struggling to adjust and process her loss, she also has to contend with an annoying new little sister. The performances of the two children are disarmingly natural in this gorgeous, yet unsentimental film. Presented in association with Access cinema.
28th Annual Festival of One Act Drama
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October @ 8pm
A feast of drama – three evening of drama with some of the best amateur drama groups in the country. Three one act plays a night for three nights!
Adjudicator – Lee Wilson A.D.A.
Tickets €12/€10 Season Ticket €25
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