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The Crowman

The Crowman

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Starring Jon Kenny, The Crowman based on lost love and the sense of belonging and not belonging to a small community. 

Written by Katie Holly, “Crowman” is Dan Lonergan’s account of the hilarious characters that inhabit his life on a daily basis and a love story that never was. 

Set in a sparsely decorated kitchen, this intimate one-man show stars Jon Kenny(D’Unbelievables) and is a window into the soul of a lonely bachelor, Dan.

A crow-hating man who noisily tries to shoo the blighted birds away, Dan measures out his life by the amount of funerals he has to attend every week. They are social occasions with the added bonus of refreshments.

Dan, who vacillates between high comedy by mimicking TV celebrity chefs; and pathetic admissions, including attending Mass just to connect with another human by shaking hands, is a master at distraction. But one day, hearing a death announcement on the radio, his world is shattered.

By turns poignant and comic Kenny carries the audience on a roller-coaster ride from his childhood to middle-age, from the hurling pitch to the pub and from one uproariously funny character to the other. 

It is about lost love and the sense of belonging and not belonging to a small community. Most of all it is about the humanity and decency of the local characters found in every rural village and town in Ireland. 

As Dan himself surmises ‘ Some people never had the dance that I had and some people never hear the music’.

‘Brilliant’

Arena, RTE

‘Hilarious Dark Comedy’

‘Kenny is brilliant in this role’

Irish Examiner