Zoe’s Play
9 Mar - 30 Mar 2013
Zoe’s Play

An engaging and powerful play by John McArdle for boys and girls aged 8+.

Dates & times (family performances) Sat 9 Mar: 2pm, 4pm; Sun 10 Mar: 4pm; Sat 16 & Bank Holiday Mon 18 Mar: 2pm, 4pm;
Easter Holidays: Sat 23 & Sun 24 Mar: 2pm, 4pm; Tue 26-Thu 28 Mar: 2pm, 4pm; Sat 30 Mar: 4pm, 7pm 
Autism Friendly Performance: Sun 10 Mar: 12pm
Duration 65 minutes
Ages 8+

A captivating prequel to a well-loved fairytale, Zoe’s Play tells the story of a child who recognizes that her father’s actions are leading to dangerous consequences for the forest surrounding her home. As the wolves living in the forest are driven to find alternative sources of food, we join Zoe as she struggles to make her concerns for her grandmother’s safety heard. Raising the issue of sustainability and the impact of the endless march of urbanisation on our landscape, Zoe’s Play ultimately asks us to consider what the children of today and tomorrow will inherit.

Directed by David Horan (Can You Catch a Mermaid, Anglo the Musical at the Olympia, Halcyon Days), Zoe’s Play promises to be a powerful, impactful and dramatic theatrical experience for boys and girls aged 8-13.

Written by John McArdle | Áine Ni Laoghaire Zoe |  Ruth Lehane Mama/Nana | Karl Quinn Dada | David Horan Director | Maria Fleming Producer | Maree Kearns Set/Costume Design | Sinead McKenna Lighting Design | Denis Clohessy Sound Design | Bryan Burroughs Movement Director | Mark Rooney Production Manager | Maisie Lee Stage Manager/Assistant Director | Franco Bistoni Production Assistant              

Commissioned by The Ark in 1999, Zoe’s Play toured nationally before playing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to great acclaim. The new 2013 production is presented in celebration of The Ark’s 18th birthday.

Tickets €10/€8 concessions | Family ticket €45 for 5 tickets

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