From the 14th to the 17th of November we, Cethan Leahy & Erin Hug, will stage Animosity, a night of two interconnected one act plays. It will be presented in The Backloft of La Catheral Studios, Saint Augustine Street in Dublin, Through a combination of personal investment and fundraising, we have raised some of the required money, but we need an additional €600 for props, costumes and equipment.
The first half written by Cethan Leahy is a farce that also functions as a parody of the Agatha Christie Mystery genre. During a weekend away at a country manor, a married couple, William and Charlotte have an argument over the possibility of the other having murdered someone. The second play as written by Erin Hug is a gentle comedy about two animals in the forest whose friendship is tested by the difficult situation they find themselves in when there is a scarcity of food. Combined, these two plays make for an evening of humour and thoughtful commentary of human nature and the meaning of true value.
ABOUT ERIN HUG
Erin Hug is a Dublin based playwright, who originally from Vermont, America. She is a contributing member of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters' Guild writing group. She was commissioned to write “Louder Than Words”, a full-length play for the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, Florida, USA. She wrote the full-length script, “The Big Top”, which is currently in the process of been produced. Her children’s script, “Home Is Where You Leave It”, as well as an original children’s adaptation of “Gulliver’s Travels” and “Jack and the Beanstalk”, were produced at the Hippodrome Theatre in August 2011. She is presently a regular member of Dublin based improv group “A Pile of Rocks”.
ABOUT CETHAN LEAHY
Cethan Leahy is a Cork based writer and director. He was longlisted twice in the Penguin Ireland RTE Guide Short story competition in 2010 and 2011 and his short story “A Horse Called Man” was published in the first issue of “The Looking Glass” a Children’s Literature magazine.
He wrote the ten-minute comedy play, “Stalling for Godot”, which was produced in Dublin at The Teachers Club in July 2011. He is a member of the Cork based filmmaking group, The Gifted Babies, where he has filled the role of writer, director, actor, prop maker, puppeteer. Short films he has been a leading creative element have been shown in the Fastnet Short Film Festival in 2010 and 2011 and “Flipping Channels” a film he wrote and starred in won first place in the Mutant Shorts Mutant Rooms competition in 2011.
WHY SUPPORT US?
It has everything one would want in a night at the theatre! Murder! Laughs! Bears in Pants!
If you wish to support us and our quest to bring these thing to the stage, please donate what you can and check out our array of rewards. Thank you in advance and see you from the 14th to 17th of November in the Backloft!