NUI Galway Theatre Week
By Kernan Andrews
THE FOURTH NUI Galway Theatre Week, a celebration of theatre, playwriting, and student creativity, returns from Monday February 18 to Friday 22.
Organised by the University’s Societies Office, it will feature the Jerome Hynes One Act play Series, showcasing eight new works written by students. The plays will be performed at lunchtimes and evenings. All eight will feature in the Omnibus Edition on Friday February 22 in the Cube Theatre, Áras na MacLéinn.
NUIG Dramsoc will stage Sam Shepard’s dark comedy Seduced, from February 20 to 23. As the world’s richest man lies dying and as his empire starts to fall apart, his paranoia and madness grow.
There will also be Blooming Ulysses - The Show, the acclaimed comic adaptation of Joyce’s Ulysses, performed by Gerry Farrell on February 18. Proceeds will be in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
Cyclone Rep, in association with Everyman Theatre, present the Shakespeare Sessions, which involve student centred performances of Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice.
On February 20, 130 students from Mellerup Efterskole Danish School of Performance, will join NUI Galway’s Musical, Traditional Music, and Dance societies for a major performance.
Third-year students from the BA in theatre and performance will present Manologues, the story of eight males searching for a meaning in contemporary Ireland where old identities are laughed at and any new identity is as yet unknown.