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Peter Sirr to Debut Listowel Award Winning Play

Peter Sirr to Debut Listowel Award Winning Play

Rehearsed Reading of Peter Sirr's first stage play Krakow, Sunday 15th October at 7pm. Winner of the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award.

Siamsa Tíre supports a national writing platform and hosts a Rehearsed Reading in association with Listowel Writers Week on Sunday 15th October at 7pm. Winner of the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award, Krakow is the first stage play by acclaimed Irish writer/poet Peter Sirr.  For this Rehearsed Reading, Neil Flynn directs a top cast of Irish actors – Gerard Byrne (Malachy, Fair City), Geraldine Plunkett (Mary, Glenroe), Moya Farrelly (This is my Father) and Peter Hanly (Braveheart).

In association with Listowel Writer’s Week, Siamsa Tíre provides a unique opportunity for up-and-coming play-writes to work closely with professional directors and actors and experience their work being performed within a theatrical environment.

Krakow is a story of a man trying to deal with the death of his wife –living in a shed at the bottom of his garden and refusing to leave it even as his wife is being waked in the house, Jim seems to be a man in the grip of a breakdown. This is a love story and a study of loss that proves there is nothing so funny as tragedy.

Elizabeth Dunn, Chairperson, Listowel Writers Week comments, “We are delighted to be able to facilitate this wonderful free event through our Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award.  We are very grateful to our sponsors Bill Walsh of Aspire Technology and Siamse Tíre, Tralee whose generosity facilitates this annual event”.  She added, “I can think of no greater honour than to have one’s play published and shared with an audience in the fabulous theatre at Siamse Tíre and look forward to congratulating and meeting Peter Sirr and the fine actors who will be performing this staged reading on Sunday.”

Peter Sirr is an award-winning Irish poet, who has published ten collections with Gallery Press. RTE has broadcast his plays Oblivion and Radio Carla. 

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