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Scene + Heard 2017 Festival Programme

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SCENE + HEARD: WEEK 3



BLOCK 33: Just Dawn Nua

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Sounds set free, ó do chroí

Through a haunting hybrid of Irish and English, Ronan Lynagh’s Just Dawn Nua reflects on our myriad identities – As people. As people of Ireland. Multimedia, liquid language, and raw storytelling converge in this spoken word performance.

TUE 28 FEB + WED 1 MAR @ 6.15PM

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BLOCK 33: SPOTS

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Freckles are literally kisses from Angels

Ever heard “Every Freckle is a kiss from an Angel”? With his parents taking the form of terrifying Angels; a desperate, sleep-deprived Sean turns to the one thing Angels fear…..The Devil himself…

TUE 28 FEB + WED 1 MAR @ 6.15PM

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BLOCK 33: The Last Strand

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Two people come together in a Dublin pub

It’s over-40s night in The Last Strand. Angela’s on the dancefloor thinking about the past. Derek’s in the bathroom wondering what went wrong. But who’s that in the corner?

TUE 28 FEB + WED 1 MAR @ 6.15PM

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BLOCK 34: Anecdotal Evidence

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It’s funny from where you’re standing

Set in a bizarre courtroom of clowns and madness, Anecdotal Evidence explores the media circus that surrounds serious sexual assault and murder cases. This very entertaining multi-layered piece should have the audience laughing and questioning at the same time.

TUE 28 FEB + WED 1 MAR @ 6.30PM

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BLOCK 34: By the Skin of Our Teeth

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What happens after it’s all over?

Imprisoned for heinous (and hilarious) crimes against humanity, a group of inmates from a maximum security prison must now decide how to move forward following catastrophe. A timely black comedy about life after a disaster.

TUE 28 FEB + WED 1 MAR @ 6.30PM

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BLOCK 35: Homebirds

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Professionals, or just kids without a curfew?

Homebirds is a new comedy drama following the life of two twenty-something year old professionals who still come home to their Mam’s lasange after a hard day’s work, or a long night’s drinking.
Disclaimer: This production is definitely NOT based on the lives of Kate Gilmore & Fionnuala Gygax…

TUE 28 FEB – THUR 2 MAR @ 7.45PM

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BLOCK 35: The Salon

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I thought you said blade one?!!!

The salon door creaks open. Scissors clatter to the floor as a sink overflows. Eyes narrow on this unwelcome vision. We have…a customer.

TUE 28 FEB – THUR 2 MAR @ 7.45PM

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BLOCK 36: Fuck Flattering

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A no-bullshit crash course on body love

Fuck Flattering is a performance piece about unlearning body hate. It’s about stepping off the hamster wheel of physical perfection. It’s about exploding conventional standards of hot and desirable, and finding beauty and power and strength in the wreckage. Fuck Flattering will show you how you too can learn to love your body. Like, really love it, deep in your flawed bones and your imperfect gut. But fair warning: it’s not going to be easy.

TUE 28 FEB + WED 1 MAR @ 8PM

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BLOCK 36: Handling it

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Playing the victim, but like, craic

President Trump is a confirmed sex offender. College athletes skirt rape charges. Rape jokes are gas. These fleshless realities are challenged as we journey with a woman post-sexual assault as she grapples with this shiny new title of ‘Victim’.

TUE 28 FEB + WED 1 MAR @ 8PM

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BLOCK 37: Shelf

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Sometimes the greatest stories to unfold are the ones happening to you

In a vast book depository works a lonely librarian whose written world is slowly disappearing.

As the digital world builds up outside, threatening to close the library for good, can she find her own story in amongst the shelves?

TUE 28 FEB + WED 1 MAR @ 9.15PM

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BLOCK 37: Unchained Melody

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Do you have a breaking point?

We all have three types of lives; our public life, our private life and our secret life. Do you know what type of secret life the person sitting beside you has? Think about who or what is involved in their secret life and how far they might go to keep it a secret…

TUE 28 FEB + WED 1 MAR @ 9.15PM

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BLOCK 38: SpectrumSession

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Fags, Skags and Sleeping Bags

Straight from your favourite music festival beside a miscellaneous body of water. No cans to spare, scarce tobacco and the music won’t start again for several hours. Could the deranged ramblings of the irredeemably degenerate provide a path to salvation? Sure, all you know is you’re not missing the headline act for the world.

TUE 28 FEB – THUR 2 MAR @ 9.30PM

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BLOCK 38: The Shadow of Carmilla

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Uncanny horror haunts a Connaught household

A young woman lies dying. Her father cannot protect her and the servants are disinclined to help. In this re-imagining of Sheridan Le Fanu’s gothic story Carmilla, suspicion festers through the clashing languages and cultures of post-famine Connemara.

TUE 28 FEB – THUR 2 MAR @ 9.30PM

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BLOCK 39: Sesh Moth

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The session’s over

As Charleigh Brennan makes her way through the social jungle she can’t help but think that this is what she lives for. Join Charleigh as she takes you through a night in the life of Dublin’s most elusive creature…The Session Moth.

THUR 2 – SAT 4 MAR @ 6.15PM

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BLOCK 39: Peep

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The thrills of watching people unawares

A message from Chris: Hello there, you look great today. I can see you there reading this blurb. Freaked out? Why? I’m not hurting anyone! End of message.

THUR 2 – SAT 4 MAR @ 6.15PM

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BLOCK 40: Wasting Paper

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Casey meets Tess. Everything changes.

Casey is an eighteen year old poet who went viral on the internet and now she has to head back to school to do her Leaving Cert. She thought her summer was crazy, she has no idea what (or who) sixth year is about to bring…

THUR 2 MAR @ 6.30PM + 8PM

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BLOCK 40: …the Words Are There

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Death Speaks Volumes

Sometimes life can leave you speechless, but death speaks volumes. In a race against time, a man struggles to find the right words for a very important day.

THUR 2 MAR @ 6.30PM + 8PM

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BLOCK 41: Both Sides Now

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One woman, in two minds.

Part soliloquy, part arts and crafts project; the show features Lydia, a young artist attempting to bring her confusing life into order armed with some paper, an old guitar and the music of Joni Mitchell. Both Sides Now is a one woman show with live musical performance.

THUR 2 + FRI 3 MAR @ 9.15pm

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BLOCK 41: Broken Strings

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Tied down and tangled up

“Everlasting love”- but what about all the loves that weren’t supposed to last but did? What happens when two people who said ‘I do’ don’t anymore? Tangled in routine, they can’t imagine being cut loose to be free to follow their hearts and not their strings.

THUR 2 + FRI 3 MAR @ 9.15pm

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BLOCK 42: The Wallpaper

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Behind golden walls, she calls.

Combining dance and theatre, The Wallpaper deals with the perception of “madness” and plays with the fine line between reality and hallucination. The Wallpaper explores the feeling of seclusion through myths and stories, such as Charlotte Perkins’ The Yellow Wallpaper, the Greek Myth of Ariadne and the Blue Beard legend.

 

FRI 3  MAR @ 6:30PM + SAT 4 MAR  @ 4PM + 6.30PM

 

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BLOCK 42: The Woods and Grandma

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Families are weird, even rich ones.

Lady Augusta Gregory: author, nationalist, theatre impresario, grandma. A warm and witty pop-operetta about the unusual life and times of one of the nation’s most singular citizens, as seen through the eyes of her beloved granddaughters.

FRI 3 @ 6.30PM + SAT 4 MAR @4PM + 6.30PM

 

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BLOCK 43: My Summer With Ciara

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It wasn’t a big deal like

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Unknown

FRI 3 @ 7.45pm | SAT 4 MAR @ 3pm + 7.45pm

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BLOCK 43: Spiced Beef

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Cold meat and fast feet!

Molly is a 19 year old girl who has felt stuck in her local town, Ballyrooney, all her life. This is mainly due to the part-time job she has worked for too many years now, in the local deli. One day she sees an opportunity to get out. She tries to persuade her deli companion, Mickey, to join her. Will everything change if they go?

FRI 3 @ 7.45pm | SAT 4 MAR @ 3pm + 7.45pm

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BLOCK 44: Pine ¶he Pilcrow: Something in the way she moves

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Cello, Piano, Violin & Vocals with Dance

Pine ¶he Pilcrow are a three piece band of Cello, Piano, Violin and Vocals. Described as atmospheric, lullaby-esque Folk music, they will send tingles down your spine. Last year they played along to projected images, this year they will accompany a dancer to generate a very intimate, creative and thought provoking experience.

FRI 3 + SAT 4 MAR @ 8PM

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BLOCK 44: Tide Riders

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Sometimes stories make the best music

Tide Riders tells of a sleepy town on the brink of nothingness. The story of loss, love and the Sea Beast that haunts the safe harbour is weaved with a combination of theatre, storytelling and live music. Stenk McStrancher is an old sea dog with tales to tell. When the fishing is slack and he’s off the sauce, he returns home one night to find a lodger taking up his precious space. Not much happens in Castlecove, Donegal in the 80’s, until Jamie wakens up the quiet Kara with the music that comes from within him. As they listen to her father’s stories, Stenk warms to the young buck and Jamie hears the music in his words. But Kara has a story of her own to tell…

FRI 3 + SAT 4 MAR @ 8PM

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BLOCK 45: The Rapture of Hugo Ball

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Live radio for your viewing pleasure!

Prepare to have your imagination stretched to breaking point as an artist attempts a mysterious ritual…
Renegade artists, astral projection and old-fashioned detective serials collide in a new show from Ireland’s leading radio fabulist and his posse of multi-talented performers.

FRI 3 + SAT 4 MAR @ 9.30PM

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Click here to view or download the Festival Programme in a handy interactive PDF…



COMEDY BRUNCH

Comedy Brunch

Brunch Bants by cute creep Hannah Mamalis

Brunch with the comic timing of HANNAH MAMALIS and gang. Influenced by things that are both odd and humourous, Hannah’s live shows often involve more than just a simple egg hunting. LOLS with Sweetcorn Fritters, Spicy Sweet Potatoes, Bacon and Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Ketchup OR Sweet Ricotta & Banana Pancakes with Berry Compote. and toasted Hazelnuts.
 
SAT 18 + SUN 19 FEB + SAT 4 MAR @ 12:30PM
 
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