En Suite

 

Play 3, 2012

En Suite

by Joe O'Byrne

directed by Samantha Tierney

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Bed and bedlam, bed and burden, bed and breakfast + "En Suite". Expect more!

The Play

With Ireland becoming so much a part of Europe, bed and breakfast cottages that cater to the continental tourists are a part of the landscape.

In Evelyn Dwyer's madcap "B&B + en suite" - unlike the flea pit down the road!, a motley collection of characters is bound together by a dark secret from the past...

The arrival of an almost forgotten brother from America, turns up items of family history some would prefer to forget. What has Evelyn been hiding all these years?
Why has her brother returned from America? Why has Ella found religion? And what is the mysterious presence that haunts their lives? The skeletons in the closet of a land steeped in Catholic history appear, quite literally, when least expected.

A hauntingly funny new play about mothers and daughters, secrets and lies, and ... making breakfast.

 

The Playwright

Joe O'Byrne is an Irish playwright, screenwriter and director. He was artistic director of Co-motion Theatre Company and directed a number of his own plays for the company, including Departed, The Ghost of Saint Joan and The Sinking of the Titanic, and his translation of Mother Courage by Bertolt Brecht.
He also directed many other shows for Co-motion. He wrote the screenplay for the film Korea, and recently directed his first feature film, Pete's Meteor.

En Suite premiered on the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in March 2002.

 

 

The Director

Samantha Tierney has been a valued member of VPs for many years and in numerous on stage appearances. Most recently as Dr Charlotte in Marvin's Room.
This is her first time directing a main house production for VPs.
 

 
 


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