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Dreamland by Jim Nolan Previews: February 7th,8th and 10th Opens Tuesday February 11th and runs to March 1st. 8pm
1934, a rural pub in a village on the south coast of Ireland. Returned Yank, Johnny Kinnane has eight hours to salvage the rapidly decaying carcass of a sixty foot whale. General Eoin O’Duffy plans to attend the Blueshirt Dance in the Parish Hall while a 16 year old would-be jockey dreams of victory in the Cemetery Sunday Races and a Jewish refugee with a clarinet and a clapped-out truck sets out to make a new life for himself and his daughter. An electricity generating bicycle, an open air jazz dance and a daring triumph of the imagination in a climate of communal hysteria – these are just some of the elements which combine to form Jim Nolan’s new play, Dreamland.
Starring Holly Browne, Brendan Conroy, Conall Keating, Des Keogh, Michael Power, Michael Quinlan, Karl Shiels & Catherine Walsh, written and directed by Jim Nolan.
Jim Nolan is a playwright and theatre director, a founder member and former Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company and a former Writer in Association at the Abbey Theatre. His plays, including Moonshine, The Salvage Shop and Brighton, have been presented throughout Ireland, in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada and he has worked as a writer and director with some of Ireland’s leading theatre companies.
With the support of the Arts Council and Waterford City Council’s Arts Office, he is currently Theatre Artist in Residence at Garter Lane Arts Centre. He is a member of Aosdana and his plays are published by Gallery Press.
Dreamland by Jim Nolan Previews: February 7th,8th and 10th Opens Tuesday February 11th and runs to March 1st. – Sat 1 Mar, 8pm Full price tickets: €22.50. Concessions available. Contact Garter Lane for details 051 877153 or check the website for details www.garterlane.ie