NoStay2Short by Celia de Fréine as part of The New Writing Week at The New Theatre
Sunday December 11th at 7pm.
Free but booking essential.
Directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Dermot Danaher, corrupt business man, is dead and Dan O’Brien, private investigator, has assembled the deceased’s close relatives: Norbert, his son, Bianca, his second wife, and Cindy, the daughter none of the family has met before. Dan’s reason for earlier crashing the funeral service was to reveal family secrets that will impact the lives of those present. He is driven by revenge but, in order to achieve his aim, he must depend on Cindy.
Should he achieve what he sets out to do, her circumstances will improve; crimes committed by Dermot, his first wife and Norbert will be exposed. As the play enfolds, however, we begin to doubt Dan’s credibility. Will Cindy act on his suggestions or will she refuse to be manipulated?
NoStay2Short explores many of the challenges faced by those trying to make sense of today’s world.
Celia de Fréine writes in many genres in both Irish and English. Her poetry has won many awards, including the Patrick Kavanagh Award and Gradam Litríochta Chló Iar-Chonnacht. Aoi ag Bord na Teanga, her new and selected poems, which draws on her ten collections, is forthcoming from LeabhairCOMHAR. Her work for screen has received awards in Ireland and America and her prose writings have been shortlisted three times for the An Post Irish Book Awards. Better known for her work for stage in Irish, which has been professionally produced and is studied in schools and colleges, she has recently begun to develop plays in English. NoStay2Short is one of these.
Further information: celiadefreine.com
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Cast and Creatives
Directed by Bairbre Ní Choimh
Ashlyn O’ Neill