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Apr 28 2016

Love, loss, and Elvis at the Galway Theatre Festival

Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane, My Poet Dark and Slender, and Waiting for Elvis

THE GALWAY Theatre Festival officially opens tomorrow and it promises to serve up a feast of theatre in all its forms over nine event-packed days, continuing up to Saturday May 7.

Among the highlights is the premiere of Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane, a new play by Dylan Coburn Byrne, winner of Fishamble’s Best New Writing Award in 2013. A poetic act of remembrance and questioning. Performer Claire Galvin stands on stage and shares a portrait of a person, a place, and a time that no longer exist. Drawing Crosses... explores loss, love, family, and aging, and asks some hard questions about contemporary Ireland.

“People will relate to the play on lots of different levels,” says Galvin. “When someone passes away you can never really know the answers for sure, but you can still ask questions. There are questions posed in the play and I think they will definitely get people thinking. Dylan’s text is absolutely beautiful. It’s a show I’m very passionate about and that makes it more exciting when you’re part of a show you care about.”

Drawing Crosses..., directed by Liam Halligan, runs at Druid’s Mick Lally Theatre from tomorrow up to and including Monday May 2 at 6pm.

Blue Teapot Theatre Company takes to the Town Hall Theatre main stage on Tuesday May 3 at 1pm and 8pm with a new production of Eileen Gibbons’ Waiting for Elvis. The play was first produced by Electric Bridget for the 2008 Galway Arts Festival, and was later staged by Axis, Ballymun, in 2013.

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