Written by Italian Nobel laureate Dario Fo and his wife, Franca Rame, in 1983, the play has a very contemporary resonance and explores the sexual politics of a doomed ‘modern’ marriage.
In describing his approach to theatre, Fo claimed: "the more one approaches the new by way of experimentation, the more there is a need to seek out roots in the past." With its use of age-old storytelling techniques to discuss controversial socio-political themes, the Open Couple, in the excellent translation by Stuart Hood, is sure to engage Galway audiences and kindle their interest in Fo’s extensive body of work, sadly under-appreciated here in Ireland.
Director of The Open Couple Máiréad Folan said, ‘This is a great play to do as whilst it has many comic moments there is an underlying sadness to the piece, and getting that balance is a real challenge for cast and crew.’
NoRopes is a new, Galway based theatre company, whose aim is to challenge our understanding of societal boundaries through the production of innovative and little known dramatic works. Contributing to our Fund it campaign will aid the company in paying the performing rights and ensuring high standards of production. Your contribution will also enable to cover the costs of the comprehensive marketing campaign that will be needed in promoting a lesser known dramatic work produced by a new company.
Deirdre Bhreatnach: Woman
and guest starring Diarmuid de Faoite as the Professor.
Mairéad Folan: Director
Dara McGee: Set Design
Jim Faulkner: Light Design
Conor McBrierty: Sound Design
Peter Mannion: Music Composer
Jane Talbot: Stage Manager
For further information contact Mairéad at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Rollin at 5" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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