Cork Arts Theatre present three short films set in Cork that explore the often devastating, always life-changing, impact of abuse, whether at the hands of an individual or that of an institution.
by Derek O’Gorman
Seán, a failed student, sees himself as a victim. This leads to some very serious consequences for those around him.
Presented as a one-man short play, performed by Brian O’Riordan and directed by Dolores Mannion.
by Laura Reidy
Rebecca ‘people watches’ but no longer participates in the outside world. The play explores the reasons why.
Performed by Laura Reidy, and directed by Dolores Mannion.
Me and Mine
adapted from the play by Carol Long
It follows Marion through three stages of her life - as a young teenager excitedly preparing for an important date; as a middle-aged, recent grandmother seeing her grandson for the first time; and as an elderly lady reflecting on an event in her youth that changed everything.
Marion’s story is also the story of many thousands of Irish women who, throughout the 20th century, endured the harshest treatment from a society that showed little or no compassion for the situation in which they found themselves. The treatment meted out to them still has repercussions to this day.
Starring: Sinéad Crowley, Sheila Wall and Máirín Prendergast.
Written by Carol Long. Directed by James Horgan.
Produced by the Cork Arts Theatre in association with Cabal Productions.
These presentations deal with adult themes and are recommended for ages 15+ only.