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30 Apr 2019

AN TAIBHDHEARC & ABBEY THEATRE
Present a major new Abbey Theatre Commission
BAOITE
By DARACH MAC CON IOMAIRE

… it’s not the fracking – but the silence that will kill this community…

Following its sell out premiere at The Galway International Arts Festival, this powerful new play comes to the Peacock for 9 shows only.

“****
Baoite is a powerful tour-de-force that compels and challenges. It should be on the top of everyone’s list this festival season…”
The Reviews Hub

A fishing family in the west of Ireland leads a desperate fight to defend their coastal community from the imminent threat of offshore fracking. But the constant pressure of campaigning mounts and hidden fractures appear in the once-solid clan, as lies, legacies, deceit and ultimate betrayal destroy the community.

This tense thriller traces the silence, shame, and lies at the heart of the Irish psyche,
through the eyes of activist Cáit. Cáit is 38. Cáit wants children. Her third attempt at IVF has just failed. Burdened with debt, she now faces selling out her community to get what she wants…

Cast includes Macdara Ó Fátharta (CRÉ NA CILLE), Diarmuid De Faoite (CORP + ANAM), Sorcha Ní Chéide (PURSUIT), and Eoin Ó Dubhghaill (GRACE HARTE), featuring an original soundtrack performed live by Saileog Ní Cheannabháin (RAELACH RECORDS) and Maitiú Ó Casaide (TG4 Young Musician of the Year ‘15). Set design by artist Seán Ó Flaithearta. Written & directed by Darach Mac Con Iomaire.

Performed in Irish with English surtitles

“..Slog an ‘Baoite’ agus gabh chuig sárdhráma Mhic Con Iomaire. Script chorraitheach, léiriú físiúil samhlaíoch agus sáraisteoireacht – is fiú go mór freastal ar ‘Baoite’…”
www.tuairisc.ie

In association with:
Foras Na Gaeilge | Dublin City Council | Galway City Council

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR INTERVIEWS PLEASE CONTACT: Ciara Ní É, Publicity, An Taibhdhearc on miseciara@gmail.com

FOR TICKETS PLEASE CONTACT: Róisín McGann, Press Manager, Abbey Theatre on roisin.mcgann@abbeytheatre.ie