A Modest Proposal (with a little thanks to Jonathan Swift) is a satirical comedy like no other.
The New Theatre in association with The Glens Arts Centre, Manorhamilton present A Modest Proposal by David Quinn.
Johnny is excited. He’s cracked a big problem and now he wants to tell us about it. He and his high-powered agency team have come up with a solution to one of the most persistent and difficult social issues in one of the world’s richest economies– that of ongoing child poverty in Ireland. Where others have failed, Johnny has applied blue sky thinking, shifted the mindset and has come up with a solution where everyone wins. Armed with a Powerpoint deck he takes to the stage to present his modest if unorthodox proposal.
A Modest Proposal (with a little thanks to Jonathan Swift) is a one-person show like no other. Set in the boardroom of a strategic Government task force who have been assembled to deal with challenging social issues. Johnny is a very convincing presenter. But will the board agree with his modest proposal?
David Quinn was one of the founders of Punchbag Theatre Company, Galway where he directed or produced most of the company’s productions. David is also one of the founding partners of the advertising agency Bloom. He is a graduate of UCG.
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