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Monday, 14th September 2020

Local writers to perform new play on Zoom for Culture Night

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Brian Quin and Grainne Rafferty of Drogheda Creative Writers.

This Thursday night, 18th September, is Culture Night. Activities have unfortunately been curtailed by the Coronavirus but Brian Quinn and Grainne Rafferty of Drogheda Creative Writers will be going online for a reading of Brian’s topical new play “Quarantine” which explores the effect that lockdown has had on relationships.

Everyone has their own story to tell. Take Terri and Adrian, a normal everyday couple, who head into the Month long lockdown optimistic that they have a strong relationship to get them through it.

How strong is it though, as they find that it’s not just a month but longer? The cracks are there for each of them to see so clearly in this stage of their adventure.

In Quarantine we visit the couple on different days to see how they are coping with the pressure of two people living on top of each other. Some days are better than others. Will they survive until the end, as a couple?

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Quarantine was written by Brian Quinn during the months of 2020 known as Lockdown.

On Culture Night 18th September at 7:30pm there will be a reading of the play by Grainne Rafferty and Brian Quinn on Zoom.

Brian is a local actor writer and director. He co-founded Kayther Theatre Group in Drogheda which ran for ten years performing plays such as "Twelve Angry Men" and "Rozencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead".

He has also performed with Calipo Theatre Company and with Stagemad Theatre Company in Waterford and with Directions Out Theatre Co. in Dublin. He wrote and performed "Foxy Divil" a one man show with Stagemad Theatre Company.

More recently he was involved with Firedoor Theatre Company Dublin in creating and writing a series now on Youtube called "Laytown Hotel". He is also a poet and a member of the Drogheda Creative Writers group who are sponsoring the reading of this play.

To view the Zoom reading of this Play on Friday 18th September at 7:30pm please contact the DCW at droghedacreativewriters2@gmail.com or check out the Facebook page and send a message for more information.

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