Granary Theatre

Woman In Mind

Poster

It begins with a middle-aged woman named Susan lying comatose in her garden, having stepped on a rake.

It begins with a middle-aged woman named Susan lying comatose in her garden, having stepped on a rake - yet what follows bids an ironic farewell to the props and plot mechanics of old-fashioned farce. Susan comes round to find her GP gabbling in a strange syntax of garbled puns and word-like noises, as if he has swapped the medical directory for a copy of Finnegan's Wake. The other characters wear odd clothes: Susan's doting family skip about in Merchant Ivory flannels, and play tennis using wooden rackets. It is only when Susan's real family appears - appalling husband Gerald, and his miserable widowed sister Muriel - that you realise this is not a sun-dappled social comedy after all, but a horrifically intimate picture of Susan's mental disintegration. The hilarity - though there is plenty of it - is acutely painful.

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Granary Theatre
Date:
Time: 8pm
Location: Granary Theatre
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € 9/7
Contact: Granary Theatre
021 4904275
http://www.granary.ie

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