Roscommon Arts Centre’s Theatre Artist-in-Residence Julie Sharkey, who hails from Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, will showcase a rehearsed reading of her play ‘Chicken Wings in Peace’ this Thursday (29th) at 7 pm in the studio space of Roscommon Arts Centre.
Writer and performer Julie has been researching a small family-run businesses in the West of Ireland as the basis for her new work. Throughout the process, Julie has been mentored by writer, actor and creator of ‘The Man in The Woman’s Shoes’, Mikel Murfi.
‘Chicken Wings in Peace’ tells the story of Bridie, who has married into a small family-run business, but the love and enthusiasm she once felt for her life here becomes overshadowed by a shocking family tragedy, lost love and economic downturn. The play examines how historical and romantic attachments to a family business can make any step away from it almost impossible.
On the night, actors Grace Kiely, Aidan Crowe and Brendan Conroy will bring Julie’s text to life on stage. All are welcome to attend the performance. Admission is free but as capacity is limited pre-booking is advised through the arts centre box office on 090-6625824.