Irish playwright Anne Devlin’s exquisitely written, award winning 1994 play AFTER EASTER, directed by Roz Riley, is the Factory Space’s first production for the year.
AFTER EASTER begins just before Easter 1996 when Greta goes on a journey to discover her own identity, searching backwards and forwards in time, from thirty years ago up until the present day.
Devlin’s play is a contemporary portrait of Greta and her family. She finally finds her authentic self, a quest that is not achieved until the final scene which is set after Easter 1996. The audience witnesses revealing moments from each of the members of this unraveling family, allowing the audience to experience what these contrasting characters feel and think, such as Greta’s Marxist father, and what each family member regards as ”right” and ”wrong” in regards to the betrayal, love and death, the catholic religion, and the problems of Northern Ireland. Armed soldiers add danger and tension. We learn the essential place of these women, in the rebuilding of a broken society.
Roz Riley’s production stars Mitchell Cox, Ciaran Daly, Eilannin Dhu, Imogen French, Laura Gailbraith, William Jordan, Celia Kelly, Karoline Rose O’Sullivan and Ros Richards.
2014 represents the Factory Theatre Company’s 14th year as a professional theatre company, and its fifth year as the resident company at Star of the Sea.
Highly recommended, AFTER EASTER is playing Manly’s Star of the Sea theatre Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30pm, and Sundays @ 3pm. on the following dates:- 12th and-13th April, 25th to the 27 April and the 2nd and 3rd May. Tickets $35/$28 from trybooking.com or 94391906.