Category - Theatre Date - Friday, September 29, 2017 8:00 pm
DATE: Friday, 29th September, 2017
THE THIRD SHOW IN THE TRILOGY COMES TO WESTPORT – For the Arts Festival
The Irish Times review called it “opulent” and “making just enough sense and bewilderment to captivate”. WAF2017 cannot wait to host Pat Kinevanes the third in his acclaimed trilogy of one man shows.
She speaks to us from within the grave and beyond; an otherworldly figure, painted gold, but now blackened with shadow and soot. She looks like an Oscar statuette rescued from a house fire. This is Pat Kinevane’s newest creation, a woman unnamed and all but unloved. In life, she was disfigured by a lightning bolt. In death, she seems to give off new crackles of electricity.
Underneath is set somewhere else, between this final resting place in Cobh, Co Cork and ancient Egypt. “This is definitely the haughty part,” she says of her tomb, as engaging as a gossipy neighbour. She is understandably grave-proud.
Only Kinevane would combine the earthy and the ethereal like this, recognising that Ireland and ancient Egypt still observe social status in death. It’s a brilliant conceit, making just enough sense and bewilderment to captivate, and elsewhere Kinevane is guided by the dramaturgy of “just because”.