Galway’s Fíbín to stage new play at Dublin Theatre Festival

Clíona Ní Chiosáin in Fíbín Theatre Company’s production of Réiltín.

Clíona Ní Chiosáin in Fíbín Theatre Company’s production of Réiltín.

GALWAY’S FÍBÍN Theatre Company will make its Dublin Theatre Festival debut next month with its production of Paul Mercier’s new play Réiltín.

Réiltín, written and directed by Mercier, will be performed on the Abbey Theatre’s Peacock Stage from September 24 to 28. It will be the first Irish language production in 17 years at the festival.

A coming of age story set amid the contemporary economic crisis, the play focuses on 20-year-old Réiltín who longs to become a singer and now must perform the gig of her life as it will ultimately decide her future.

Réiltín is one of our most ambitious works yet,” says Fíbín managing director Darach Ó Tuairisg. “We want audiences to feel immersed in this story, told through music, video and performance.”

In the title role is Dubliner Clíona Ní Chiosáin, the great-granddaughter of playwright Máiréad Ní Ghráda, author of An Triail. Réiltín will also be performed at Arlene’s Grocery, New York (September 16 to 20 ).

For more information see www.dublintheatrefestival.com

 

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