The New Theatre presents Waiting for the Offo.
Do you ever wonder why we do this to ourselves?”
It’s 7am Sunday morning, the party started two nights ago, but Terry and Niall are still awake and trying to keep the sesh alive…
In this coming-of-age-late comedy-drama, Terry Joyce and Niall Freeman are two loveable session heads who can’t grow up. After a year abroad, Terry has returned home from exile on the continent to the familiar dull round of Irish parties. His best friend, Niall, a self-proclaimed session master, never left and supplements his Monday-Friday insurance sales job with an alter-ego as a weekend warrior.
Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s seminal piece Waiting For Godot (but set in Dublin), Waiting For The Offo follows these two estranged best friends as they face off against having no drink, old love interests, the local nut-case drug dealer, purposelessness, nihilism, psychedelics, and finally, each other.
This play deals with the perennial themes of hopelessness, friendship, mental health and coming of age in the confusion of the modern world. Supported by the Dublin Fringe Lab 50 in 2020, this dynamic new production will take you on a euphoric free-fall into the dionysian world of the Dublin session scene; the good times we love, and the bad habits we don’t.
Starring: Cillian Lenaghan, Liam Bixby, Hazel Clifford, Terry O’Neill and featuring Abigail McGibbon.
Writer: Mahon McCann
Director & Designer: Conan McIvor
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Daley
Sound Designer: Brian Lincoln
Creative Consultant: Michael J. Daly
Supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City of Literature UNESCO, and friends of The New Theatre.