Gatecrash Theatre Company Presents KILLING STELLA

Gatecrash Theatre Company Presents KILLING STELLA

Killing Stella is a show that challenges the boundaries of theatre, sound, image and choreography. Amusing, baffling, moving, disturbing, all at the same time, it guarantees a show that will linger with the audience long after they leave the theatre. Following on the huge sell-out success of ENGLAND at Cork Midsummer Festival this year, Gaitkrash Theatre Company present the premiere of their new work Killing Stella at the Everyman Theatre this from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st July at 8pm.

In keeping with Gaitkrash's signature exploration across art forms to create cutting-edge theatre, the performers, Bernadette Cronin (actor) and Eimear Reidy (cello), create a multi-layered language of performance to tell this story of the subtle abuse of a powerless young woman, the trauma of teenage pregnancy, and the damage that unfolds when the witness remains silent. Original composition, visual aesthetic, movement and monologue are interwoven to form a finely-tuned and tightly spun tapestry.

Killing Stella, the first ever translation of Marlen Haushofer's 1958 novel "Wir töten Stella", is an unflinching story of collusion in abuse, and the price that has to be paid for remaining silent. "Stella is dead, the funeral is over and Anna's husband, Richard, has taken the children to his mother's for the weekend. Alone at last, Anna has two days ahead of her to make sense of the catastrophe that ensues when she takes the 19-year-old Stella into her home. She can't help the baby bird shrieking in the garden for its mother, but she could have helped Stella."

Killing Stella is directed by Regina Crowley who is a theatre performer herself as well as a lecturer at CIT School Of Music in Theatre and Drama Studies. Bernadette Cronin works nationally and internationally as a performer and workshop leader, she is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher and a qualified yoga instructor. Recent roles and performances include W1 in Beckett's Play and May in Footfalls, Solange in Playing the Maids and Woman in On an Island. Cork based cellist, Eimear Reidy performs throughout Europe, both as a chamber musician and soloist. Enjoying a diversity of musical practices and collaborations, such as improvisation, experimental electronic music, sound art and composition, Eimear is a founding member of the Irish early music ensemble The Hibernian Muse whose album, Irish Airs and the Music of Carolan was recorded and released for RTE Lyric FM in 2014.

Killing Stella runs from the Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st July at the Everyman Theatre.

Tickets: Regular €20/ Concession €18/ Student €9.

Book online at www.everymancork.com or 021 450 1673.

This project is supported by and Arts Council Theatre Project Award, UCC, CIT & the Everyman.

About Gaitkrash Theatre Company:

Gaitkrash was formed in 2007 by theatre artists Bernadette Cronin, Regina Crowley and sound and visual artist Mick O'Shea. Previous work includes: ENGLAND (Cork Midsummer Festival 2018), NOT I (Cork Midsummer Festival 2016), Playing the Maids (Cork Midsummer Festival 2014), Pimping the Maids (Cork Midsummer Festival 2010), Cabinet Of Curiosities (Granary Theatre, Cork City (2006, 2007), The Stack Theatre, Cork City (2008), Excursions Festival Limerick (2008), An Crúibín, Cork

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