“What is art?”
A successful artist who has made “art out of her pain” is about to unveil her newest and boldest work to date, but before she does, she brings together her estranged siblings for a sneak peak of the exhibit. What ensues is an utterly dysfunctional but healing get-together.
“Exhibition” puts unresolved family issues and alcoholism under a microscope and asks us “what is art?”.
This is a personal dark Irish play that attempts to understand the agony and devastation of growing up with an alcoholic mother, yet also looks to comprehend the pain of what it is to be an alcoholic mother. It also analyses the direct negative impact on the relationships of those that grow up within the same toxic household and aspires to show there is always hope to rebuild relationships no matter how fractured.
Age suitability: 18+
Warnings: Show contains strong language and themes of neglect, addiction and mental health issues.
WRITTEN BY Derek Masterson
DIRECTED BY James Power
LIGHTING & SOUND DESIGN BY Seb Kaba
CAST Yvette Byrne, Gemma Harvey, Janet Little, Mark McAuley, Barry Roe
TICKETS €21 | €19 (Concession)
RUNNING TIME 70 mins
About the Company
Two Rooks Mate” is a new production company born out of a desire by two long-time collaborators (Actor – Barry Roe & Writer – Derek Masterson) to steer their own creative development through the cultivation of their own original and authentic works.
Striving to create drama that not only engages and entertains audiences, but also challenges and provokes conversations, with a belief in the power of simple story telling to encourage empathy and foster understanding of our shared existence. We are committed to nurturing new talent and strive to create a safe, inclusive and welcoming creative environment.
“Exhibition” was Two Rooks Mate’s first production staged in 2023, playing to large audiences in Dun Laoghaire LexIcon Studio and a sell out performance in Whale Theatre, Greystones.