Theatre: The Misfits by Corn Exchange at Dublin Theatre Festival (Audio Described and Touch Tour)
6 Oct 2018 (Past)
- Audio Description
- Loop System
The Corn Exchange brings Arthur Miller’s iconic film The Misfits to the stage for the first time in this new reimagining by Annie Ryan.
… A woman walks out of a divorce court into a bar.
A rundown saloon on the outskirts of a desert town in the American West. There’s no work. At least, not much worth doing for a man.
But a man is the last thing this woman is looking for.
It’s hot and dry. A place of few words and little growth.
The open sky still offers the promise of a better future.
But all around them lie the broken remains of a damaged past …
Originally published as a novella in 1961 to coincide with the release of the iconic film by John Huston, Miller’s language is intimate, visceral, elemental, and the stage offers it the space to come into its fullest expression. The Misfits shows the disillusionment of the American Dream and the rage and longing it continues to foster with breathtaking contemporary resonance.
Audio Described Performance: 6 Oct, 2.30pm
Book an audio description headset by contacting the festival box office at 01 677 8899.
Touch Tour: A touch tour of the stage, set, props and costumes will take place in advance of the show. The capacity of the touch tour will be limited to 20 people. Book a place on the touch tour by ringing the festival box office at 01 677 8899.
Duration: Approx. 90 mins. No interval.
Programme Notes: Will be made available on our website in advance of the show, and will also be read fifteen minutes in advance of the start time.
Book online at: dublintheatrefestival.com
Cast and Creative Team
Directed by Annie Ryan
Cast includes: Emmet Byrne, Úna Kavanagh, Aidan Kelly, Aoibhinn McGinnity, and Patrick Ryan
Set and Light Design: Zia Bergin-Holly
Composition and Sound Design: Alma Kelliher
Costume Design: Saileóg O’Halloran
Movement: Justine Cooper
Photo © Trish Wylie from the painting ‘Bang Bang Roses’