'Crowman' a new play by the up-and-coming North Cork playwright, Katie Holly, can be seen at the Mall Arts Centre on Saturday April 6th.
Katie’s reputation as a playwright is steadily increasing. Her recent plays “Marion” and “Sharon” have received excellent notices.In 2018 Katie received a Cork County Council Artist Bursary for a new play “Crowman”, written specially for Jon Kenny of d’Unbelieveables. This was premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 Cork Midsummer Festival and is now on national tour.
Crowman is a dark, sensitive comedy about Dan, a lonely, eccentric bachelor farmer who has a pathological hatred of crows. In the play, amidst wild flights of the imagination and a heavily structured weekly routine of;funerals and masses, we see a portrayal of a life constrained by social circumstance,opportunities not taken,all mixed together with racing commentary, Celebrity Chefs, David Attenborough - and the ever present threat of Crows.
Katie is also working on a new play specially commissioned by Cork County Council for performance in Libraries as part of the National Bealtaine Festival
Crowman, written and directed by Katie Holly, starring Jon Kenny is at the Mall Arts Centre Youghal for one performance only Saturday, April 6
A dark comedy starring Jon Kenny (of D’Unbelievables fame), written and directed by Katie Holly (Marion, Sharon), illustrating one man’s loneliness –and his pathological hatred of crows. Dan is a man on a mission; a mission to scatter, maim or kill every crow that has ever blighted his land and his life. However, he gets distracted easily by flights of the imagination and memories of events from his past and a weekly schedule of funerals and masses that he must attend, imagined conversations with his beloved sheepdog, and a stream of racing commentators, TV chefs and David Attenborough – all so that he can hear a voice that is not his own. "Hilarious Dark Comedy" & "Brilliant" - Arena, RTE "Kenny is Brilliant in this" - Irish Examiner Tickets €20 are available at Cree's Card Shop, North Main Street, Youghal or online at www.themallartscentre.com or Box Office 087 9593276 Early booking is advisable!