Dual Cats with One Crayfish
by Darren Donohue
Friday, October 20, 2017
3:00 p.m. on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage
Read by: Rajesh Bose* (Indian Ink, Disgraced) Beth Fowler* (The Boy from Oz, Earnest in Love) and Meg Gibson* (The Gabriels – Election Year in the Life of One Family, Anna Deavere Smith’s Talking About Race) * courtesy of AEA
Winnie Kirwan and Maeve Brennan have been friends for over forty years. When Winnie is expelled from Tuam Bowling Club for “behaviour unbecoming of a club member,” it pitches her against Ranjiv Sibal, an Indian doctor determined to preserve his family’s good name. Maeve acts as a peacekeeper, attempting to resolve their dispute. But she has her own agenda which threatens to consume them and trigger a violent culture clash.
Dual Cats with One Crayfish paints a portrait of modern Ireland that is rich in dark humor investigating themes of spirituality, identity and forgiveness.
Darren Donohue (Playwright): His plays and readings for the Abbey Theatre include Home Game, The Death of Actaeon, El Paso, The Barkhausen Effect, Home-from-Home. Other plays include, Dayshift (Tramedautore Theatre Festival – Milan, Festival on the Crisis PIIGS – Barcelona), Voices in the Rubble (Rapid Lemon Productions), Tuesday Evening (following the news) (Fishamble), A Bucket Full of Fire (Sheer Tantrum/Pandora), The Bird Trap (Three Streets Theatre Company), Keep the Home Fires Burning (Comedians Theatre Company) Revelations, Propelled Upright (Dublin Fringe Festival) Waitin 4 Johno (Crooked House), Bedlam (Dublin Theatre Festival). His work is published by the Irish Theatre Institute, Associacio Catalana Perpetuum Mobile, Stagescripts UK and New Island Drama. Darren is currently developing new work with Rough Magic Theatre Company.
Tickets are free, but call 212.727.2737 to RSVP for this event.