Dublin Theatre Festival

Una McKevitt


Conceived and directed by Una McKevitt

Venue Project Arts Centre
Date 28 Sep - 2 Oct 6.00pm
3 Oct 4.00pm
3 Oct 7.00pm
Duration 1hr

Cast Marie ORourke
Lighting and Set Design Ciaran OMelia
Costume Design Kiki Beamish
Creative Producer Aine Beamish

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565+ is about survival. There comes a time in all our lives when we look for help, when we reach crisis, when we will try anything that helps. For some it is therapy, for others it is medication. For Marie O’Rourke it is the theatre.

Marie O’Rourke is a school teacher who began attending the theatre seven years ago on the advice of her doctor. Since then she has seen over 565 plays. Marie credits the theatre with saving her life.

Following the success of her sell-out show Victor and Gord, Úna McKevitt continues her practice of making theatre from everyday life, and illustrates how the celebration of theatre can enable us, the audience, to express our longings and needs with dignity and humour, redemption and forgiveness.

Úna Mc Kevitt is part of Project Catalyst, a Project Arts Centre initiative.

565+ is supported by Irish Theatre Trust and Project Arts Centre.

TALKING THEATRE: Marie O'Rourke and Úna McKevitt in conversation. Oct 2, Post-show 7pm (approx.)

PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? Oct 16, 1pm-2.30pm, Project Arts Centre.

"***** McKevitt and her compatriots have crafted a piece of theatre that artfully celebrates the everyday and finds unexpected resonance in the simplest of exchanges" Irish Theatre Magazine on Victor and Gord