FLY ME TO THE MOON Plays Roscommon Arts Centre Tonight
From the acclaimed author of the smash hits A Night in November and Stones in his Pockets comes FLY ME TO THE MOON, a brand new play fizzing with comic energy at the Roscommon Arts Centre, tonight 18th September 8pm.
Fly Me to the Moon is the timely tale of two women struggling in today's tough economic climate and just how far they will go to make ends meet. It'sa rip-roaring black comedy from the pen of one of Northern Ireland's best-loved playwrights.
Frances is a hard-nosed cynic with a dry wit and a keen eye for every scam, while Loretta is a soft-hearted soul. Together they care for Davy - a lonely old man whose greatest loves are Frank Sinatra and the races. When Davy dies on the day his horse finally comes in, his two carers are faced with a moral dilemma which threatens to tear their lives and their friendship apart. Full of sly humour and poignant moments, with Marie Jones' zinger-filled script and stellar cast, this is play tugs the heartstrings while simultaneously tickling your funny bone.
Make a night of it! SPECIAL OFFER: FREE Make-up and beauty advice with Louise Conneally and complimentary glass of wine
To make it an extra special treat Roscommon Arts Centre have teamed up with local beautician Louise Conneally of Louise's Beauty Studio to offer free pampering treats with mini make-overs and plenty of beauty tips and advice for audience members. Louise will be on hand from 7.15pm onwards and early arrival is advised as spaces are limited. So get your glad rags on, top up the lippy and get down to the arts centre for beauty treats by Louise, a complimentary glass of wine and a great night of theatre with Fly Me to the Moon. Tickets €18/€16 available through Roscommon Arts Centre's box office on 090 6625824 or online at www.roscommonartscentre.ie.
HILL OF BONES: An exhibition by Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty as part of The Joinery offsite series at the Roscommon Arts Centre, 12th September - 2nd November. Including walk of Loughnaneane Park, Roscommon on Culture Night, Friday 20th September 8pm.
Young emerging artists Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty open 'Hill of Bones' at Roscommon Arts Centre a new exhibition featuring video installations inspired by local county Roscommon history and landscape. This exhibition runs until 2nd November and is free to all.
The Exhibition Hill of Bones is an exercise in cross-dimensional movement that employs video as a means of attempting the translation of this world onto another wavelength. The artists use the camera to trace passages through space that then become folded into the video image, suggesting perhaps the transference elsewhere of both place and body. With the sincere curiosity of tourists, they investigate Roscommon's real and apocryphal histories and endeavour to create a reflective response to its landscape. Starting with a retreat to an unassuming crannog, Clinton and Moriarty perform an escape to and from nature. These manmade islands, once used as places of refuge, rebellion and revelry, now lie quiet and still. However, the word 'crannog', literally meaning 'young tree', describes their potential for reactivation as well as their timeless perpetuity. Two video pieces in the gallery, composed from unfamiliar representations of the island and beyond, will be accompanied on Culture Night, Friday 20th September by a walking tour of Loughnaneane Park in Roscommon Town. These works will attempt to connect the gallery and Roscommon town, emphasising the physical and historical depth of place through evocative images and mesmeric sounds.
Clinton and Moriarty's practice encompasses performance, video, sound installation and storytelling. Through fanatic acts of communication andrepetition, of resurrection and preservation, they enact humanity's struggle against overwhelming natural forces and ask how we can look beyond our limited perception of infinity. Collaboration, verging on telepathy, is crucial to this endeavour and often lies at the centre of the work, influencing its form and content. Using their own bodies and their immediate surroundings as a starting point, they convey urgent yet meditative visions of temporality and eternity.
Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty have been working collaboratively since graduating from NCAD in 2010. Recent exhibitions include: The Earth Rings in Your Ears 2013; Hilltown New Music Festival 2013; Pink Moon, Red Rock Beach 2013; ROTATOR, Pallas Projects, 2013; Stoneybatter River Walks, The Joinery, 2012; Darklight Film Festival, 2012; Resort, Donegal, 2012; Prelude to Nothing, The LAB, 2012.