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2023-03-10 20:00:00 2023-03-10 22:30:00 Europe/Paris Normal Conversations? Reservations on : https://www.billetweb.fr/normal-conversation -- The Irish Theatre Group is proud to present    SALAD DAY by Deidre Kinanhan & THE APPROACH by Mark O'Rowe   directed by Lyn Wainwright   This double-bill will play for one-night only at the Irish College in Leuven     SALAD DAY by Deidre Kinahan A conversation between an elderly man and woman is set in a residential convalescent home. The pair share memories of their respective but separate lives in previous years. Surreptitiously at first, the woman devises a plan for them to escape together but is foiled by circumstances from carrying it out. This poignant play of less than 25 minutes is the forerunner of a successful full-length drama ‘Halcyon Days’ by the same author.  __________________________________   THE APPROACH by Mark O’Rowe Three women meet sporadically, always in pairs, and between what is said and what is not said during their conversations lies the truth.  What, on the surface, appears to be simple gossip between former housemates hides a deeper tension. They are haunted by their memories of what they once shared but now no longer enjoy. There is a cyclical element to the play where they find themselves having the same conversations with subtle differences during different pairings and they often ask the same questions as if hoping for a different response. Several years pass between each conversation and the repeating nature of the play is emphasised when, at the end, we suddenly return to the beginning of the first conversation. Only then do we realise that we had originally joined it halfway through. This is the second play that the ITG has performed written by this successful Irish author, having previously produced ‘Our Few and Evil Days ‘ in 2019. __________________________________   Both plays are set in Dublin in the recent past.  Both explore how we can all appear to communicate our stories sincerely, but we often reveal our true selves only partially.  As a result, both plays offer universal insights and as many questions as answers as the characters develop.   The doors and bar will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm     This performance is part of the 2023 Play Your Part fundraiser to support The Warehouse theatre complex in Schaerbeek in Brussels. The ITG wishes to thank The Irish College, KUL and all of you for your sponsorship of this event. Irish College Leuven, Janseniusstraat, Louvain, Belgique Play Your Part

The Irish Theatre Group is proud to present 
 
SALAD DAY by Deidre Kinanhan
&
THE APPROACH by Mark O'Rowe
 
directed by Lyn Wainwright
 
This double-bill will play for one-night only at the Irish College in Leuven
 
 
SALAD DAY
by Deidre Kinahan

A conversation between an elderly man and woman is set in a residential convalescent home. The pair share memories of their respective but separate lives in previous years.
Surreptitiously at first, the woman devises a plan for them to escape together but is foiled by circumstances from carrying it out.
This poignant play of less than 25 minutes is the forerunner of a successful full-length drama ‘Halcyon Days’ by the same author. 
__________________________________
 
THE APPROACH
by Mark O’Rowe

Three women meet sporadically, always in pairs, and between what is said and what is not said during their conversations lies the truth.  What, on the surface, appears to be simple gossip between former housemates hides a deeper tension. They are haunted by their memories of what they once shared but now no longer enjoy.

There is a cyclical element to the play where they find themselves having the same conversations with subtle differences during different pairings and they often ask the same questions as if hoping for a different response.

Several years pass between each conversation and the repeating nature of the play is emphasised when, at the end, we suddenly return to the beginning of the first conversation. Only then do we realise that we had originally joined it halfway through.

This is the second play that the ITG has performed written by this successful Irish author, having previously produced ‘Our Few and Evil Days ‘ in 2019.
__________________________________
 
Both plays are set in Dublin in the recent past.  Both explore how we can all appear to communicate our stories sincerely, but we often reveal our true selves only partially.  As a result, both plays offer universal insights and as many questions as answers as the characters develop.
 
The doors and bar will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm
 
 
This performance is part of the 2023 Play Your Part fundraiser to support The Warehouse theatre complex in Schaerbeek in Brussels. The ITG wishes to thank The Irish College, KUL and all of you for your sponsorship of this event.
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