Fresh from winning the ‘Lustrum’ award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, a nominated Fishamble Best New Play at the Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015, and BBC International Playwriting award, Orla Murphy’s Remember to Breathe comes to Roscommon Arts Centre on Wednesday, September 28 at 8pm.
The drama centres around a pool in post-earthquake New Zealand, where recent emigrant Maeve is learning to swim. Her ‘swimaholic’ coach spurs her on. But even as she battles the water, Maeve’s heart is calling her home – to an unresolved dilemma with her much-loved father.
Follow Maeve as she tries to swim free from the ties that bind. This is a powerful play about emigration, families, economic crisis, and individuals trying to survive the ‘aftershocks’ of world events.
Starring Abbey Theatre regular Liz Fitzgibbon as Maeve, the multi-award winning Raymond Keane as Johnny, and Roscommon actress Julie Sharkey as coach Doreen, this thought-provoking and deeply moving theatre is not to be missed.
Booking now at Roscommon Arts Centre on (090 ) 6625824 or see www.roscommonartscentre.ie