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FEWER EMERGENCIES by Martin Crimp

A triptych of vicious modern fairy tales from Martin Crimp that stab you through the soul.

A triptych of vicious modern fairy tales from Martin Crimp that stab you through the soul.

 

Fewer Emergencies comprises three playlets; ‘‘Whole Blue Sky,’’ ‘‘Face to the Wall,’’ and ‘‘Fewer Emergencies’’ that, like Crimp's "Attempts on Her Life", are not for the easily offended.

 

A group of people sit telling stories. It is never clear if the storylines they are narrating are real events or simply imagined, events being roughed out for an unknown purpose. Martin Crimp presents a world grounded so precisely in middle class affluence; where happiness is sacrificed for a nice handmade table, truth for easy lies and we lock our children up when the real horror is really within. This is not an imagined world but our world today, where we are all content in our ignorance of a lifestyle threatened by violence and unspecified ‘emergencies’.

 

"Fewer Emergencies" involves four voices, three stories, two songs and a little boy called Bobby or is it Jimmy. The play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2005. Granary's production is directed by Tony McCleane Fay and stars Clodagh Duggan, George Hanover, Frank Prendergast and is presented in the round.

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Granary Theatre
Date:
Time: 8pm
Location: Granary Theatre
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € 15 / 10
Contact: Granary Theatre
021 4904275
http://www.granary.ie

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