Local drama group Compántas Lir who are the reigning All-Ireland confined drama title holders begin their 2017 tour in Galway tonight when they commence a run with the Conor McPherson play The Birds.
The play will run for three nights in An Taibhdhearc for three nights starting tonight Thursday (Feb 23 ) and continuing tomorrow Friday and Saturday.
The city performances by the multi-awardwinning Compántas Lir are always over subscribed so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson—a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse.
In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there’s no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbour may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord.
Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside.
The play is produced by Dermot Hession and stars decorated actors Ruth O’Driscoll, Vincent Moran, Eoin McCarthy and Mary Killackey.
Compántas Lir will commence their run in the All-Ireland Open Drama competition in the coming weeks and they hope to make it to the All-Ireland finals to be held in Athlone at the end of Spring.
Tickets are available from the box office at An Taobhdhearc (091 ) 563 600 or from the website www.antaibhdhearc.com