I’d like to let you all know about an incredible online project by Ireland’s national Abbey Theatre. The Abbey commissioned writers from Ireland, with unique additional contributions from the USA, China, and Italy, to each write a monologue to be performed by 50 actors and then streamed on YouTube. It will be presented over four evenings, starting April 28th. I’ll be watching, and I’m eager to hear your reactions.
In addition, Cyprus Avenue, a co-production of the Abbey and Royal Court, continues through April 26th. I just watched it — it is quite powerful, and not for the faint-of-heart! And from the famous Druid theatre in Galway are two JM Synge plays. Details about all of these online shows is below.
I miss seeing you all at the theatre! At Corrib, we are working to prepare for our next season, so that we can be poised for a strong return when it’s safe to gather again.
I was brought up on a farm in Ireland and remember when the concept of leaving the land fallow sunk into my brain. It seemed like a waste to have the soil plowed and primed but sitting idle, until I realized that this was a prelude to future fertility. My hope is that our post-COVID world will be one of renewed commitment to equity, and the arts will be richer and even more relevant to all. We will be back! In the meantime, stay safe.
– Gemma Whelan, Artistic Director