St. Brigid’s Drama Group presents
The Rhythm of Strife
What can happen in a town in a week? A migrant man becomes a local hero only to lose everything. A female Garda is plagued by a personal health secret. A priest is the subject of gossip. An unemployed musician gets lucky in love and comes to understand his mother’s grief. A young girl gets lucky in love with the unemployed musician while her feckless father is traumatised by a fire. A free-living hippy girl witnesses the fire and doesn’t care. A fallen aristocrat falls further only to rise again.
In November 2009, Upstate Theatre Project and St. Brigid’s Drama Group agreed to collaborate on a new ‘exploratory’ community drama programme. Out of this has come a new play for 20 performers, based on group improvisation and collective writing.
The play is set in 2010, in a large fictitious town in County Louth, Irelandwhich has a major regional hospital as well as the usual civic and private buildings and spaces common to all towns. It begins at the local Saturday market and follows the fortunes of seven diverse characters, their families and associates, across various locations, concluding seven days later at the same weekly market.
Hilarious and poignant, a fast-paced, 24/7, ‘slice-of-life’ comedy-drama that will entertain and engage Droghedaaudiences for 3 nights only. Book now!
THE BARBICAN, St. Peter’s Parish Centre
June 10, 11 and 12 8.00 p.m.
Tickets available from
The Barbican Ticket Office
041-9807416 until 5.30 p.m.
or at the door