Nature of Event: In Search of Owen Roe O’Neill
A new Australian play about Irish forebears and failure is a play about a search for family and also about a famous Irish hero of the seventeenth century and his descendants. Written and performed by Vanessa O’Neill, it is an engaging and powerful piece of storytelling – a weaving together of stories from the past and their resonances with the present. It features a range of characters, an evocative sound design, and richly nuanced text. and poses these questions:
- How much of our ancestry do we carry with us?
- What is left if we lose our memories?
- Does an Irish heritage always result in a weakness for Irish men?
It has done a season on the Fringe in Edinburgh as well as being showcased at La Mama and elicited warm responses from its critics.
When: 24 June -5 July, Wed. Fri. 6.30pm; Thurs & Sat, 8.30pm; Sunday 4pm
Where: La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday Street, Carlton, Vic.
Cost: $25 Full; $15 conc.