Nervousystem presents 'Weaving the Cry'
Based on 'Riders to the Sea' by J.M. Synge
Date: March 22 - April 3
Reduced Special Rate Previews: March 22 and 23 - €10
Booking: www.tickets.ie / ph: 087 144 9993
"My head is a beach head and the troops are pounding through the surf" - Jeffrey Gormly
nervousystem has stepped purposefully onto a path of experimentation… The bravery of this undertaking is arresting. The Irish Times
Weaving the Cry is a journey through a dark wave toward a threshold that is both an end and a beginning. It explores our capacity for survival inside the rituals of living and dying. This re-working confronts the scenario of Syngeʼs play, exposing a complex and eternal bond between mother and son concentrated in the relationship between Mauyra, the missing Michael, and Bartley, her only remaining son of six. On the crest of a wave of loss, with Michaelʼs absence and Bartleyʼs dangerous sea crossing, the inevitable and its repercussions must be reconciled by those left behind, three women, a mother and her two daughters, Cathleen and Nora.
Directed by Aiden Condron and performed by Marián Araujo, Sophie Campbell, Joseph Moylan and Gemma McGill, with dramaturgical assistance from Jeffrey Gormly; this performance, integrating traditional songs from Ireland and Galicia, sees the company weave its unique experience and approach to theatre-making into a stark re-imagining of one of the greatest dramatic works from the Irish literary canon.
Since its inception in 2002 Nervousystem, a Dublin-based theatre laboratory, have established themselves in Ireland and abroad by promoting experimentation and innovation of the highest quality. They continue to forge new ground in the area of active performance research while building a repertoire of critically and publicly acclaimed performances such as Fire Face (2003), Aversion (2004), Park Action (2005) and last years The Myth and the Flesh, also presented at The Back Loft. http://www.nervousystem.net