Mind’s Eye Theatre Company
24 – 27 Sep 2019 at 8pm in Boys’ School
Extra Ordinary tells the story of a young journalist who travels to an asylum in Mississippi, in the late 1970’s, to understand the lives of its patients and how they’re “treated”.
Through fantastical, and often comedic characters, he learns that life isn’t about being “normal” but instead being “different”.
Extra Ordinary is an energetic and honest portrayal of the human condition and its complexities. It portrays its fair share of the comedic, dramatic and thought provoking elements of any human being. The show also playfully pays homage to various styles of theatre and film such as musicals, pulp and expressionism.
Written & Directed by: Jonathan Quigley
Lighting Design: Ciara Meehan
Set Design: Jonathan Quigley
Costume Design: Megan Conlan
Sound Design: Ciara Meehan, Liam Wilson Smyth & Jonathan Quigley
Assistant Director: Ken Hudson
Stage Manager: Ciara Meehan
Assistant Stage Manager: Laura O’Reardon
Liam Wilson Smyth
Age Suitability: 12+
(Strong language, strobe lighting, adult themes, mild violence)
About the company
Mind’s Eye Theatre Company was founded by Jonathan Quigley and Ken Hudson with the aim of bringing new and exciting writing to the public in different and original ways. Both actors were trained at Inchicore College of Further Education’s Theatre Performance Course, and have had the pleasure to perform in various professional productions inside and out of college. Their aim is to provide a home for artists who need and want a stage for their creative freedom and imagination.
Running time: 105 minutes (plus a 15 minute interval)