Abbey Theatre brings ‘Me, Michael’ to The Source Arts Centre

The Abbey Theatre has had a long association with touring nationally and internationally. It first toured in 1905 and we continue to bring the best of Irish theatre around the world.

The Abbey Theatre has had a long association with touring nationally and internationally. It first toured in 1905 and we continue to bring the best of Irish theatre around the world.

The play ‘Me, Michael’ explores the magic and the intelligence of an imaginative child growing up without a father. By sharing his family story, Michael finds a new strength in dealing with prejudice.

It’s 1936 in Donegal. Young Michael Evans is friendly and enthusiastic, so it’s hard to understand why the locals say he doesn’t fit in.

Until, that is, we learn that today is the first time he’s ever met his father.

Raised by a passionate mother and several idiosyncratic aunts, Michael’s unconventional living situation gives him a unique curiosity for life.

Featuring an energetic and charming monologue full of music and dance ‘Me, Michael’ re-frames Brian Friel’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ with all the exuberance and insight of the original.

‘Me, Michael’ is touring the country as part of the Abbey Theatre’s Community and Education programme. The play is recommended for ages ten-plus and will feature at The Source Arts Centre on Tuesday, October 6th at 10am, 12pm & 2pm. Tickets are priced at €6 (€5 for groups of ten-plus - limited availability.

For all bookings and enquiries please call 0504 90204 (Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm & Saturday 2-5pm) or online at www.thesourceartscentre.ie.