Raven Theatre group takes flight

By Esther Hayden

The Raven Theatre Group, pictured at their recent launch in Macken's Bar. Back: Carmel Corish Wallace, Jessica Walker, Michael Conway, Lucinda Kelly, Declan Dempsey, Samantha Freegrove, Eoghan Finn and Jayne O'Sullivan. Front: Lauren Corish Wallace, Louise Dillon, Aine UÍ Ghionnáin and Teresa Boyle.
The Raven Theatre Group, pictured at their recent launch in Macken's Bar. Back: Carmel Corish Wallace, Jessica Walker, Michael Conway, Lucinda Kelly, Declan Dempsey, Samantha Freegrove, Eoghan Finn and Jayne O'Sullivan. Front: Lauren Corish Wallace, Louise Dillon, Aine UÍ Ghionnáin and Teresa Boyle.

Raven Theatre's inaugural production, Family Plot, will take to the stage this Friday and Saturday, May 22 and May 23, at Wexford Arts Centre.

Family Plot is a darkly comic ensemble piece created by award-winning playwright Daragh Carville. It is directed by Michael Conway and assistant directed by Eoghan Rua Finn.

Can you imagine being stuck with your closest family for the rest of eternity? This is the seemingly hopeless predicament of three generations of the Kerr family, where long hidden truths are expertly revealed by Carville to become a gripping and terrifying story of secrets and lies.

The dysfunctional and dead Kerrs have been condemned to share the afterlife together to continue their disputes and grievances until the last of the family line arrives, Emer, played by Lauren Corish-Wallace, and they are brought face to face with the consequences of their lives of forgotten love and shocking betrayal before they can finally move on and rest in peace.

The cast also includes Declan Dempsey, Hilda Conway, Aine Gannon, Teresa Boyle and Ben Mac Caoilte. Tickets are selling fast from Wexford Arts Centre on 053 9123764 and online at www.wexfordartscentre.ie.

Also coming soon is Raven's second production, The Audition, a bold psychological play by James Johnson, and directed by Jayne O'Sullivan, played by Jessica Walker and Louise Wickham Dillon, at Wexford Arts Centre on July 3, 4 and 5.

Raven Theatre is Wexford's newest amateur theatre company founded by a group of actors and directors passionate about producing and staging engaging, powerful plays. For more details, contact 087 3698475, email raven.theatre.wexford@gmail.com.

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