Fishamble produced a season of three rehearsed readings of contemporary plays from Germany, Ireland and Britain. The plays deal with young lives turned inside-out by dislocation and alienation: in similar territory, but with strikingly different artistic vision to Tadhg Stray Wandered In.
Each reading took place at 3 pm in Project, Cube on the three Saturdays of the production.
Reading 1: Bondi Beach Boy Blue
3pm, Saturday 27th March, 2004
Writer Benny McDonnell
Director George Heslin
Cast Anthony Morris
Description Bondi Beach Boy Blue is a funny, gentle, tragic story of a young Irishman, out of his depth, in Bondi Beach, Australia. The play investigates ideas of success and failure, the desire to be thought well of, and the inescapable ties of home.
Reading 2: Fire Face
3pm, Saturday 3rd April, 2004
Writer Marius von Mayenburg
Director Rachel West
Cast Steve Blount, Jane Brennan, Derbhle Crotty, Rory Keenan, Fergal McElherron
Description Fire Face is a devastating, contemporary analysis of alienated youth. First produced at the Schaubuehne, Berlin
Comment Fire Face wsa followed by a discussion, featuring Maja Zade. (Dramaturg/translator)
Sponsor Kindly supported by the Goethe-Institut www.goethe.de/dublin
Reading 3: Redundant
3pm, Saturday 10th April, 2004
Writer Leo Butler
Director Annabelle Comyn
Cast Bisi Adigun, Gabriel Akujobi, Eva Bartley, Mary Healy, Bernadette McKenna, Pa Ryan
Description Lucy is 17. She dreams of love, security and a bright future. But first she must confront reality – and reality means deciding who to trust.
‘Rock-hard characterisation with buzzing dialogue’ Evening Standard