Baboró International Arts Festival for Children presents Meet Luke – Rehearsed Reading
8 Oct 2020, 4:30 pm (Past)
Despite what his advancing years might suggest, Luke is unwilling to relax into retirement. Sick of not being recognised as a supporting actor, and not seeing members of his community as lead characters, Luke did what every brave actor does. He created his own show!
From surviving the Irish education system, to the perils of dating, Meet Luke tells the story of Luke’s journey through life as a bold yet steadfast walking frame. He doesn’t shy away from life’s weighty questions, instead tackling how we perceive ourselves and others, how an initial interaction or experience can subconsciously alter our perceptions.
On Thursday, 8 October, at 4.30pm and 7.30, this is an unconventional one-man show as Luke is joined by Mairéad, his Person, onstage. He needs her support if he is to continue moving and speaking without issue. As his Person, she never blends into the background: not only are the audience always aware of her, he is too. Luke initially had misgivings about Mairéad upstaging him, but it’s much better than the alternative. As well as being his voice, she takes on several characters that Luke has met throughout his life.
Meet Luke is Mairéad Folan’s debut as a playwright. This piece began as a ten-minute rehearsed reading in 2017 which developed into a twenty-minute piece in 2018, and is currently undergoing script development to a full production.
Ages: 13 Years +
Dates & Times: Thu 8 October 16.30, 19.30
Venue: In Person – Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane
Duration: 50 min
Admission: €6 per person
Baboró‘s Emerging strand is part of our GROW artist support programme. Meet Luke has been supported by the Mentoring Award from the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts & Disability Ireland and Galway County Council’s Artist Support Scheme.