Following a year of success for writer, actor and Tipperary native Áine Ryan, her eagerly awaited second play, ‘Templemore’, premieres at The New Theatre from September 8th - 12th, as part of Tiger Dublin.
Ryan has achieved much critical acclaim for her first play ‘Kitty in the Lane’. Through her production company Studio Perform, she showcased her prevailing talents both nationally and internationally with performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast and the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
Ryan and Studio Perform’s new venture ‘Templemore’ is set in a small rural Tipperary town, home to the prominent Garda College. The play follows three young Gardaí about to graduate, who take a break away from the training grounds one sunny afternoon. Ryan, along with Cork actor Irene Kelleher (Mrs Shakespeare, Game of Thrones) and Clare actor Mark Griffin, (The Turn of the Screw) take the audience on a suspenseful sixty minute journey where a series of seemingly unrelated events culminate in a sinister twist, resulting in tragedy, suspicion and unanswered questions. Ryan takes on the role of Éadaoin in the premiere production of ‘Templemore’ and explains the inspiration behind her new play: “I grew up close to Templemore and I have always been fascinated by people who choose to uphold laws and regulations, such as Gardaí. With recruitment to the force open once again, I wanted to examine what personal reasons people might have for joining. In this play, three students choose to be rebels for the day and we get to observe if control of our heart can ever be dominated by our head.”
Tiger Dublin Fringe is a platform for new generations of emerging theatre makers. From September 7th - 20th 2015 this annual curated arts festival will showcase the very best of Irish and international performing arts.
The Source Arts Centre, Thurles 2nd October 2015 at 8pm. Tickets €13 to book T:0504 90204 - www.thesourceartscentre.ie