‘Come on Angel, don’t you ever want to fly?’ 1948. Cork City’s crying. Rations. Unemployment. And those unforgiving clouds. But two girls are plotting a new planet. Kitty’s a native, desperate for adventure, and Angel’s a blow-in searching for home. Through flying kites, dress-up and play, they leave behind their broken families and war-time grief, and let their fantasies find wings. But what happens when the line gets caught and reality beckons? KITES is a fast-paced, visually striking play about the rite of passage from girlhood to womanhood in post-war Ireland, exploring gender roles, sexuality, friendship, love and rage.
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Some flashing lights. Mild language. Mild violence.
WRITTEN BY Tzarini Meyler
DIRECTED BY Graham Butler Breen
LIGHTING DESIGN BY Cathy O’Carroll
SET DESIGN BY Ruairi Meyler
SOUND DESIGN BY Conor Dee
COSTUME DESIGN BY Ruairi MacMhaoilir
Tickets €12 | €10 (student/OAP/unemployed)
Contains Strobe lighting, mild swearing and partial nudity
This is an Edinburgh Fringe Festival preview.
Proudly Supported by Pavillion Theatre, Dublin Arts Council and the Department of Tourism
About the company:
LipZinc Theatre is a young avant-garde Irish theatre company, conceived through a need to make work that is truthful to the artist and vital to the audience. ‘Lip’ means the opening of the mouth, where words and feelings escape and let loose. ‘Zinc’ means the essential element to the body that we cannot live without. Last November we had a very successful run of our original show Dublin in a Rainstorm at the Smock Alley Mainspace. We are currently collaborating with AFRC on a year-long project, The Wheel, to educate the community through theatre, funded by Creative Ireland and Westmeath County Council. Earlier this year we were awarded a residency at the Pavilion Theatre to develop KITES. We have also been awarded funding for this production by Dublin City Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gealtacht, Sport and Media.