This new solo work written by John McCarthy and performed on The Everyman stage was available via on demand video stream.
“CITY came out of a conversation with a friend about the complex process of building microchips, systems of integrated circuits, and evolved into a piece about buildings holding stories that collectively add up to a city. Throughout, the work revels in the circuits stories trace through all of us, recalling the microchip that set the whole piece in motion.” – John McCarthy, writer & performer, CITY.
This is CITY. You know it. Maybe you live here, but you’ve probably never heard it before.
Performed from the inside out, using fourteen intersecting streets, three time periods and a stretch of bog in the midlands. With occasional nineteenth century ocean-liners. This is a show about the weight of a lifetime’s discarded stories and about keeping going, even when the shop lights are off and the last taxi’s long gone.
John McCarthy was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2019 for his performance as Valene in The Lonesome West (The Everyman 2018) and selected for Pavilion Play Platform 2020-21 with his play The BelleVue.
Written & Performed by John McCarthy
Directed by Niall Cleary
Lighting Design by Hanan Sheedy
Sound Design by Fiona Sheil
Costume by Deirdre Dwyer
Graphic Design by Ais Brady
Age recommendation: 13+ with an adult.