The Head of Red O’Brien

THEATRE, MUSIC, art installation, and storytelling will combine in a new production of Mark O’Halloran’s The Head of Red O’Brien, which will be staged in Galway next month.

Red O’Brien is recovering in hospital from a near-fatal knife attack by his wife. The resulting injuries temporarily left him without any cognitive processing skills. Slowly, however, they are returning. As he makes his recovery he evaluates and analyse his life, desires, regrets, and hopes, through stories about his wife, Sean Connery, James Joyce, and the Cold War.

The play is written by Mark O’Halloran (Adam and Paul, Garage ) and will be staged by TrueWest Theatre Company in the Nuns Island Theatre from Tuesday March 9 to Sunday 14 at 8pm.

The Head of Red O’Brien features Galway actor/writer John O’Dowd in the main role. The director is Rae Visser. There will be imagery and sound from visual artist Ronan Casey and music by Mark Long.

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