The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars
**Post Show Talk**
Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to announce that writer Conall Quinn and director Paul Hayes will take part in a post-show discussion directly after the performance on May 7th.
"Look out! Oh holy God, look out!...he’s the one who kills shooting stars with his unrequited love."
Conall Quinn’s new play is a surreal tale of love and death set on a County Louth beach during World War II.
Henry is on the look out for German submarines but all he really wants to do is fire his flare gun, Alice has decided to run away from home again, and Edward’s wife is blowing kisses at him. There’s also the body of the American pilot to bury…
This is an original and highly entertaining work by a writer currently generating a lot of interest in Ireland.
Recently awarded the Stewart Parker Trust Major Bursary, Conall Quinn’s last play, “The Death of Harry Leon” was hailed by The Irish Times’ Fintan O’Toole as “terrifically courageous. It does what political theatre should do, taking real risks in order to provoke new thoughts.” In this, his new work, we can expect to be equally thrilled.
Upstate has developed a reputation for producing theatre, which is passionate, evocative, sophisticated yet arrestingly pure. Exciting drama, which is at times both fierce and uplifting.
Director: Paul Hayes/Set Design: Kieran McNulty/Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels/Costume Design: Sinead Roberts
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