Fresh from winning the ‘Lustrum’ Award Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, a Nominated Fishamble Best New Play Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015 and BBC International Playwriting Award, Orla Murphy’s ‘Remember to Breathe’ comes to Roscommon Arts Centre on September 28th.
The drama centres around a pool in post-earthquake New Zealand, where recent emigrant Maeve is learning to swim. Her ‘swimaholic’ coach spurs her on. But even as she battles the water, Maeve’s heart is calling her home – to an unresolved dilemma with her much-loved father. Follow Maeve as she tries to swim free from the ties that bind. This is a powerful play about emigration, families, economic crisis and individuals trying to survive the ‘aftershocks’ of world events.
Irish Times Review said “Learning to swim becomes the metaphor for survival in this fine, understated play, through the subtle clarity of the writing and the wonderfully judged performances”.
Starring Abbey theatre regular Liz Fitzgibbon as Maeve, the multi-award winning Raymond Keane as Johnny and Ballaghaderreen actress Julie Sharkey as coach Doreen, this thought-provoking and deeply moving theatre is not to be missed.
The Show gets under way at at 8pm. Book now via 09066 25824 or by clicking here