The Everyman, in association with Irishtown Productions, presented a rehearsed reading of Second City Trilogy: The Cure, by Cónal Creedon, as part of Play It by Ear, a programme of shows for The Everyman stage and available on live audio broadcast.
The trilogy comprises of three stage plays (The Cure, When I Was God and After Luke) conceived as a tragicomic exploration of various father-son relationships, set against the social, historical and topographical background of Cork City.
In times of personal crisis, either a cure or a miracle may be required to turn a life around. Our anti-hero is incapable of confronting and dealing with several personal issues. It is a recurring theme in his life, a theme that has been handed down, from generation to generation through the male line in his family, like a baton in a relay race.
We meet him trawling the streets looking for an early morning pub in search of a cure. But fate takes a hand to his feet and the streets of Cork become his road to Damascus.
Awarded Best Actor: 1st Irish New York Theatre Awards 2013.
Nominated Best Playwright: 1st Irish New York Theatre Awards 2013.
Awarded Best Director: 1st Irish New York Theatre Awards 2009.
Nominated Best Production: 1st Irish New York Theatre Awards 2009.
Written by Cónal Creedon
Directed by Al Dalton and Sadhbh Barrett Coakley, ALSA Productions.
The Father & Brother Keenan: Gary Murphy
The Narrator: Tadhg Hickey
Running time 55 MINS | NO INTERVAL