Thu 3 Dec

Second City Trilogy: The Cure (2020)

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Presented by The Everyman in association with Irishtown Productions
3 Dec 2020

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.

THE CURE

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.

The second part, Second City Trilogy: When I Was God, was presented on Thu 10 Dec 2020
and the final part, Second City Trilogy: After Luke on Thu 17 Dec 2020.  

Creative Team

Written by Cónal Creedon
Directed by Al Dalton and Sadhbh Barrett Coakley, ALSA Productions.

Cast

The Father & Brother Keenan: Gary Murphy 
The Narrator: Tadhg Hickey 

SECOND CITY TRILOGY: THE CURE_Mini Programme

Running time 55 MINS | NO INTERVAL 

Cast

Gary Murphy
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Tadhg Hickey
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Creative team

Cónal Creedon
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Al Dalton
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Sadhbh Barrett Coakley
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