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Mar. 19th: ‘The Play About The Baby’ – Prosperous

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

‘The Play About The Baby’, the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, March 19th, 7.30pm.

Closing the Ballyshannon Drama Festival this year we have Prosperous presenting Edward Albee’s ‘The Play About The Baby’.

Please note the earlier start time of 7.30pm to allow for the awards ceremony, which will begin shortly after the adjudication.

The Play About the BabyThe play opens in a version of Eden, with the Boy and Girl. She is pregnant. The Girl gives birth to the baby. Soon, a middle aged couple, the Man and Woman appear…Witty, cryptic, part puzzle play, part vaudeville, the play is essential Albee, and shows the major American dramatist – now deceased – continuing a career of experimentation that has always been very European in its absurdist embrace and subsequent disregard for naturalism. This funny, harrowing dramatic fable, which features a four-member ensemble, is as explicit and concise a statement of what Mr. Albee believed as he is ever likely to deliver. It is presented in the form of what might be called a cosmic vaudeville, in which two old pros in this old world teach a pair of young adults just how bleak and dangerous the universe can be.

 

MAN – ROBERT MASSEY

WOMAN – AMANDA RYAN

BOY – JAMES MURPHY

GIRL – ASHLEIGH O’NEILL

DIRECTOR – LURLENE DUGGAN

CREW

Production Assistant: Siobhan Keogh; Stage Management: Siobhan Keogh; Set Design: Lurlene Duggan; Lights: Ciaran Healy, James Murphy, Jimmy Grace; Sound: Claire O’Neill; Set Construction: T. J. Duggan, Brian Moran, Malcom Taylor, Peter O’Neill; Backstage: Cyrena Hayes, Trish O’Neill.

‘The Play About The Baby’, the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, March 19th, 7.30pm.

Book your Season Ticket now to get access to all 9 nights of the festival for only €60.
Nightly tickets are €15/€12 for concessions.

Contact John on 0863743207 or the Abbey Arts Centre box office on 0719851375 to avoid disappointment.

Details

Date:
March 19
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Venue

Abbey Arts Centre
Ballyshannon
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