‘P/Faerie Tale’ – pop-up #2

What:
Play
When:
Friday Aug 16   10:00 AM to 10:50 AM (50 minutes)
Where:
CCD - Wicklow Hall 2A [Capacity 120]
P/Faerie is a new movement play. ‘F’ is not in the Philippine alphabet; ‘ae’ is in the Gaelic alphabet. Putting a slash between two letters can make a word exclusive or inclusive. Putting a wall between any nations – say, the land of Faerie and the mortal realm – could arguably also be exclusive or inclusive. Depends which side you’re on.

This Saturday, 17 August, will be the first – albeit truncated – version of this play ever seen onstage (it has only existed in staged readings at Capricon and was originally created as a short for the Solstice Arts Centre in Co. Meath). Though we have the costumes, the puppets, the props, the people… we’d like the audience to help us decide which ‘side’ these elements fall on. Are they Diwata? Are they Sidhe? Are they mortal? We have some idea but we’d like you to participate in the final say.

Therefore, please join us on Thursday 15 August for a 30-minute discussion of the Diwata, faeries of the Philippines. Help us to decide if what we’re planning to put onstage on Saturday really represents what we tell you about the Diwata. After all, who wouldn’t wanna talk about Diwata?

On Friday 16 August, join us for a 30-minute discussion of the Sidhe, faeries of Ireland. The playwright admits that, even though she received her doctorate in Theatre History from TCD, she’s not Irish; she really wouldn’t want to claim authority on this, so please help her out here (just be gentle).

And then, on Saturday 17 August, join us for the hour-long world premiere of P/Faerie Tale.

A few weeks before the Worldcon, we will be releasing an audio recording of the first scene of the play, which we will not be performing in Dublin. It’s a prequel, which should not be necessary to listen to before the show but which will enhance the events at the convention.

About the play: Mara, an Irishwoman, heartily disapproves that her son married her former caregiver, Naomi, a Pilipina. But Naomi needs Mara’s help, because the one-year-old child of the union has been abducted by faeries and Naomi cannot battle Irish faeries (Sidhe), having only ever encountered Philippine ones (Diwata). Are P/Family ties stronger than P/Faerie magic, or will the bitter P/Feud between the two women leave a child beyond the pale P/Forever?
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