As part of the 2011 Bealtaine Festival The Dock is showing the wonderful play Here We Are Again Still by Christian O’Reilly in a special matinee performance on Friday 27th May at 2.30pm. And, in association with The Bush Hotel in Carrick, the Dock is offering a pre-show lunch as well.
The play, written by Christian O’ Reilly grew out of workshops with the residents of Walter Macken Place in Galway’s Mervue estate and is largely based on their real life experiences.
By grounding his writing in the lived experience of that community, O’Reilly created a play that has both a both local and universal resonance: he celebrates the people who inspired the play, but tells a story that could be set almost anywhere. The play itself centres on the lives of three characters and tells the story of the development of a surprisingly tender relationship between them.
With an emphasis on all three characters and their ultimate redemption from the difficulties life has thrown at them, Here We Are Again Still is a play that will make you laugh and move you but which carries at its core an optimistic message that life is best when it is lived to its potential and where an individual’s sense of isolation is replaced by a sense of community with those around them. The play is directed by Andrew Flynn and features Eamonn Hunt, Bríd Ni Neachtain and Andy Kellegher.
In addition to the performance there will also be a post show talk with playwright Christian O’Reilly whose plays have been staged by both Druid and Rough Magic and who has worked previously with communities in Carrick on Shannon and County Leitrim.
Tickets are priced at €16/€14 concession but groups and individuals can enjoy both a delicious pre-show lunch and the show for just €20.
To find out more about The Dock’s lunch offer and to book for this great show you can contact our box office on 071 9650828. The Dock acknowledges the continuing support of Leitrim County Council and The Arts Council in making this production possible.