Fantasy and reality blend in this new play about an old man, caught in the recesses of his mind as actions long buried climb to the surface.
In the silence he heard soft footsteps. A girl stands in his doorway. A sneeze, a sigh, and ...“Tell me a story.”
In a collapsed cottage Old Man and Little Girl spend their days eating tinned pears, telling stories, and digging holes. Old Man is reckoning with his past. His daily functioning relies on the companionship of the mysterious child, but their fragile co-existence is fractured when the weight of his past comes to bear. Exploring the personal and mental consequences of complicity, enter Old Man and Little Girl’s world between reality and imagination – and see what happens when we must finally bear the weight of our actions.
BrokenCrow is a collective of six theatre artists – writers, actors, designers and directors – based in Cork, Waterford and Kilkenny who work together to create high quality original work. Since inception, they have staged fifteen productions including previous works for Cork Midsummer Festival, Dark Kingdom and Blackwater Babble. The Settling is one of two productions from BrokenCrow in this year’s festival programme, alongside Found by Aideen Wylde.
Writer Gavin McEntee
Director Deirdre Dwyer
Cast Raymond Keane, Katie Honan, George Hanover
Set Design Deirdre Dwyer
Lighting Design Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Design Kevin Terry
Costume Design Jessica Healy-Rettig
Supported by the Arts Council and Cork City Council, with further support from The Everyman, Cork Midsummer Festival and Garter Lane Arts Centre