Friday and Saturday saw capacity crowds at The Village Arts Centre for the drama double bill – ‘Rosie’s Picture ‘ and ‘From Under The Bed’. This was to be Kevin McCormack’s final throw of the dice with Mike O’Dowd’s play, ‘Rosie’s Picture’ but due to unprecedented demand, Kevin has agreed to stage the play for one more performance along with Palace Player’s ‘From Under The Bed’ on Friday, October 18 at 8pm sharp.
As well as the October 18 performance, Palace Players will run ‘The Bed’ for a further two nights on Sunday 22nd and Tuesday 24 at the Kilworth venue where they will be joined by their old pals from Brideview Drama who stage their festival presentation of ‘Aubade’ by Mark Yeates.
In ‘Rosie’s Picture’, the play deals with loss, guilt, regret, familial relationships and the chance of a newer, brighter beginning. The play showcases the versatility and acting skills of Kevin McCormack who can change from character to character with perfect ease.
‘FROM UNDER THE BED’
In Seamus O’Rourke’s ‘From Under The Bed’ (set in 1979 in a tiny one-and-a-half storey cottage in County Leitrim). Pat and Eugene McPartland (Danny Buckley and Liam Howard) play two brothers in their late sixties. Any profits from their sixty years toil on their 23 acre farm have been split down the middle and they now have the pension. Despite being brothers, they exist in singular isolation where interaction and conversation is scarce. The play is directed by Aishling McGrath.
Aubade by Dublin writer Mark Yeates is the story of a couple’s fight for the survival of their relationship. How far would you go to hold on? To hurt? To annihilate? This piece interrogates these questions with catastrophic consequences.
This play a snapshot of a marriage in free-fall and engages the audience as a fly on the wall of a world crumbling.
Tickets now on sale at the usual outlets: The Avondhu offices in Fermoy (025-32227) and Mitchelstown (025-24451), Cotter’s Bar, Kilworth (025-43615) or call 087-6492514.