The Visiting Hour starring Stephen Rae running for four performances with…

first_imgLifestyleArtsLimerickNewsThe Visiting Hour starring Stephen Rae running for four performances with the Lime Tree TheatreBy Meghann Scully – April 14, 2021 236 This moving new play about an Irish father (Stephen Rea) and daughter (Judith Roddy) at visiting hour in a nursing home during the pandemic, will be performed and recorded in the Gate auditorium, and streamed to audiences on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th at 7.30pm.    TICKETS: https://www.limetreetheatre.ie/show/the-visiting-hour-gate-at-home/  Gate At Home is a new artistic initiative of bespoke productions streamed from the Gate Creative Studio re-creating a unique and distinctive performance experience viewable from home.    Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Frank McGuinness’s extraordinary plays have been produced around the world to critical acclaim, including The Factory Girls, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Dolly West’s Kitchen. His adaptations for theatre form an exceptional body of work with translations of the plays of Racine, Sophocles, Ibsen, Lorca and Strindberg.  Productions of his plays at the Gate include Innocence (1986) and The Bread Man (1990).  Adaptions include Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (1988), Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (1990) and The Threepenny Opera by Bertold Brecht (1991).  Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin   His play Gates of Gold (2002), commissioned by the Gate, was a work of fiction inspired by the lives of Gate founders Hilton Edwards and Michael MacLiammoir. It offered a fascinating glimpse into a unique partnership, two lives devoted to each other, and to the theatre they founded.   Lighting Design by Paul Keogan   Previous articleCall for Limerick nominations for outstanding projects in response tothe Covid-19 pandemicNext articleAsthma Society of Ireland Launches ‘Love Your Lungs’ Virtual Fundraiser, Supported By ALK, As Part Of Asthma Awareness Week 2021 Meghann Scully Cast: Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy  “I am thrilled to bring this dynamic creative team together for our first Gate At Home production,” said Selina Cartmell, Gate Director. “The Gate team have worked so hard to make this production happen, despite the ongoing financial challenges of the pandemic. “With the welcome government investment of our vital Arts Council funding, last month we were able to announce the Gate Creative Studio, the Gate Masterclasses, and a series of commissions for Irish writers and theatre companies. Now we are especially grateful to bring theatre production back to the Gate in 2021.”  Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash €15 concession  |  €25 standard ticket | €40 household ticket | €50 support the Gate ticket  The Visiting Hour starring Stephen Rae IN the first online Gate At Home production, a new play by Frank McGuinness will have its world premiere streamed from the Gate auditorium for four performances. Running time:60 minutes.A captioned version of the production will be streamed April 23rd.  Frank McGuinness wrote the play during lockdown for the two renowned Irish actors Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy. Caitríona McLaughlin, the newly appointed Artistic Director- designate of the Abbey Theatre, will direct the production. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up center_img Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Set and Costume Design by Katie Davenport   TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The Visiting Hour Cast and Creative Team  Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Sound and Composition by Tom Lane  Email The play quietly observes a daughter visiting her elderly father in his nursing home. His mind is beginning to wander, but conversations about the past can be dangerous, and family memories can look very different, depending on who is telling the story.   Printlast_img read more