Sell-out Galway festival success in Rath Chairn this week

Story by John Donohoe

Monday, 13th November, 2017 12:26pm

Sell-out Galway festival success in Rath Chairn this week

Leini agus mná.

Dún na mBan Trí Thine, An Taibhdhearc’s Galway International Arts Festival sold-out Irish-language drama, is coming to Rath Chairn this week during its tour to Donegal, Meath and Kerry.

Dún na mBan Trí Thine (The Women’s Fairy Fort is on Fire) is a modern play about motherhood and magic produced by An Taibhdhearc in collaboration with the Centre for Drama Studies in NUIG.

Written by novelist and story writer Eilís Ní Dhuibhne, and co-directed by Anne McCabe and Marianne Ní Chinnéide, this contemporary drama has an all-star cast of actors Linda Bhreathnach, Máire Ní Mháille, Eoin Geoghegan, Tara Breathnach, Yvonne Laife and Catherine Denning. Set design is by Tríona Lillis, with costumes by Chérie White.

Leiní is struggling as a wife and mother of young children while also trying to find space for her work as an artist. Meanwhile, bad fairies from the Women’s Fort of the legend haunt her, threatening to invade her house. Leiní begins to crack up and imagines her husband is having an affair. Is she losing her mind… or will she give in to the witches and go over into the Fairy Fort?

A contemporary play about unseen forces at work in our lives, using music, folk tales and physical theatre.

Opening in Aras Pobail on Tuesday 14th November, it continues on Wednesday 15th November. Tickets are  €15/€12.

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