‘Crossword’ – a new play commissioned by Cork County Council and written by Katie Holly, comes to Fermoy Library on Tuesday, May 28 at 2.30pm as part of the Bealtaine Festival.
Fermoy Library is just one of ten libraries throughout the county where they play can be seen.
Other libraries hosting the event in this area include Mallow Library on Friday, May 24 at 11am, Charleville Library on the same day at 2.30pm and on Tuesday, May 28 in Midleton Library at 11am.
Admission is free but anyone interested in attending, should first contact the Library where the performance is taking place.
‘Crossword’ looks at the lives and motivations of two characters, Harry (Danny Buckley) and Brian (Tadhg Hickey).
From two different generations, they have two very different reasons for being in the library, and different things to be angry about; -everything from the problems of retirement, to the reduction of the pink snack from three pieces of chocolate to two.
‘Crossword’ is about finding the language to say how you are feeling – and then finding someone to whom you can say it.
Danny Buckley from Mallow is well known both for his acting, directing and for his work as a Drama teacher. He played ‘Junior’ in the RTÉ All Ireland winning cast of ‘Conversations on a Homecoming” with Palace Players in 2015.
He also directed ‘The Quiet Land’ with Palace Players which won the All Ireland One-Act Drama Finals in Letterkenny in December 2017.
Tadhg is an award winning comedy writer and performer. He co-wrote and performed the play ‘Love all’ and has written and starred in numerous prize winning short films including ‘Uisce Beatha’ which won the Filmmakers’ Prize at the DC Shorts festival in Washington.
He has recently been awarded an Arts Council bursary to write his first full stand-up comedy show.
Tadhg’s sitcom script ‘Taking Stock’, was recently shortlisted by the prestigious BBC Writersroom.
Cork County Council gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council for this project. The play runs at other libraries (Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Macroom, Carrigaline, Bantry and Dunmanway Library) from May 21.