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Dublin 8 PBP DRAMA NIGHT: Revolution! - A play about the bank bailouts
Thursday, 25 July, 2013 - 20:00
A Play About the Bank Bailouts 8pm Thursday 25th July St Andrews Community Centre, 468 South Circular Road, Rialto Dublin 8 Hosted by People Before Profit Alliance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/221124248035870/?ref=22 Ireland 2013 An unknown group, Citizens Movement, starts a chain of events that lights’ the fuse to rebellion across Ireland. REVOLUTION! tells the story of four people caught up in a rebellion started by the Citizens Movement; Pensioner Lizzy Murphy; Stand up Comedian, David Prendergast; Single Parent, Sandra Byrne and Fine Gael TD, Malcolm Reynolds. Who exactly are the Citizens Movement and will this revolution be televised on RTE? REVOLUTION! is a devised piece of theatre created by freerein theatre company in early 2013, which directly reflects what is happening in Ireland today and the possibility of revolution! REVOLUTION! confronts us dramatically with what is going on in Ireland under the appalling regime of austerity we're being forced to endure. It challenges us to think about what it means in our everyday lives, and to think about who holds the power, and how they’re using it to keep us obedient, docile and quiet. Above all, it provokes us into thinking about resisting and rebelling and into imagining what might happen if we did. Revolution is moving, dramatic, sharply observant, satirical, and extremely funny. It’s one of the most stimulating evenings of theatre I’ve been at for a long time, guaranteed to have the audience cheering, booing, joining in, offering advice and generally having a rare old time. It stimulates heated discussion and debate, and no one goes home unchallenged. Brilliant! Ailbhe Smyth Cast: Dee Burke is an ANU Productions company member. ANU work includes The Boys of Foley Street, Laundry, World’s End Lane, Memory Deleted, Down the Valley. Other acting work includes Macbeth (Boil in the Bag Productions)Dolls, Black Wednesday (Show in a Bag ABSOLUT Fringe 2012) The End of the Road (Fishamble 2011), Down The Valley (Belltable Unfringed 2009, winner Best Actress Award), Out of Service (Fringe 2007) and BBC BLAST film My Baby Girl as part of NTL: Connections. Dee holds a BA degree in Social Science (UCD) Phyllis Carthy Trained at the Gaiety School of Acting. Film includes; The Farm (Dáire Mc Nabb) Apollo Music Club (Rita Marie Lalor),Vale Road (Glenda Cimino).Theatre includes; A Nice Bed to Die In (Steven Masterson) The Last Word (Tracy Ryan), Wither (Victoria Fradgely), Blood Wedding (Ronnie McCann), Trojan Women (Alan King) and The Idiots (Gavin Quinn). Matthew Kelly is delighted to be working with the cast and crew of Revolution Previous theatre work includes; The Gathering (Pearse Centre), Apples (New Theatre), Dealer’s Choice (Mill Theatre), Racket (Smock Alley), Laundry (Dublin Theatre Festival), The Rainbows’ End (Edinburgh Fringe), Strike! (Samuel Beckett and Axis), Christmas Fairy Tells All (New Theatre), Cracked Eggs (New Theatre). Stephen Murray is a Dublin based actor. Recent credits include The Boys of Foley Street’ (Anu Productions) Laundry (Anu Productions – winner best production at Irish Times Theatre awards 2011), World’s End Lane (Anu Productions), Memory Deleted (Anu Productions – winner best production at Limerick Unfringed 2010), Basin (Anu Productions) and The Disturbed (Guardian Produtions – Official Selection Galway Film Fleadh 2009), Fishamble Tiny Plays: The Mill Theatre (Tracy Ryan). Clare Walsh, is currently in her final year of Drama and Theatre Studies in Trinity College. She is an active member of the Trinity Drama Society and Coolmine’s Drama Society in the Driocht in Blanchardstown. She has been involved in drama productions from the age of twelve and hopes to continue an acting career in the future. Director: Tracy Ryan trained at East 15 Acting School and has an MA in Drama and Performance Studies, UCD, Dublin. Founder member Studio 3 Arts in East London and Angels Theatre Company (1996 – 2001) and Associate Director with The Work Theatre Collective (2003 – 2007), winners of The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award in 2006. The Work were the Resident Theatre Company at the Actors Centre, London from 2004 – 2006. Recent directing and writing work includes: Strike! (Samuel Beckett & Axis Theatre), Racket (Smock Alley Boys School) Cracked Eggs (New Theatre), and Guest Artistic Director at the Ashland New Plays Festival, Oregon, USA. Acting credits include Vera Drake, All or Nothing (Mike Leigh), Truth about Love (John Hay), The Bill (Brett Fallis). Producer: Helen Ryan Helen Ryan is a writer-producer. She has produced a number of shows with director Tracy Ryan including 'Racket' (Smock Alley Theatre), 'Strike' (Samuel Beckett Theatre and Axis) and 'Cracked Eggs' (New Theatre). Helen has written and produced two short plays: 'Fixed' (as part of 'Racket') and 'Project Dating' (as part of 'Cracked Eggs').