FOR THE 2010 Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway Youth Theatre presents the Irish premiere of Yellow Moon by award winning Scottish playwright David Greig
Yellow Moon is a modern Bonnie and Clyde tale that follows the fortunes of two small-town teenagers on the run, heading for the Highlands and a voyage of discovery.
Stag Lee McAlinden is an alienated teen who spends most of his time fantasising about how he will make his fortune from a life of crime. His mother is seriously depressed, his father left when he was five, and he fights with his stepfather Billy. Silent Leila on the other hand, is a well-behaved, studious Muslim girl whose vices are reading celebrity magazine and self-harming.
Stag and Leila are hanging out together in the cemetery one evening where a fight breaks out between Stag and his stepfather in which Billy is killed. The two youngsters go on the run, seeking a Highland hunting estate where Lee hopes to find his real dad.
Blending narration and poetry, Yellow Moon powerfully explores what it means to live in a celebrity-obsessed world and what it is that defines who you are when you are 17.
The play features a cast of 14, with Felim O’Haolain and Maeve Ní Chualainn as Stag and Leila. Yellow Moon is directed by Andrew Flynn, with set design by Owen MacCarthaigh, costumes by Petra Breathnach and lighting by Adam Fitzsimons.
The production will be staged from Monday April 19 to Sunday 25 in the Nuns Island Theatre at 8pm. For tickets contact the Town Hall on 091 - 569777.