Pre­view at Mer­maid of ‘Nora’ play

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

MER­MAID Arts Cen­tre is set to pre­view a new week be­fore it moves on to Dublin The­atre Fes­ti­val.

The Corn Ex­change will present ‘Nora’ by Belinda McKeon, a new play in­spired by Ib­sen’s mas­ter­piece ‘A Doll’s House’ which reimag­ines this ex­plo­ration of hon­esty and power for a post-truth world.

In the play it’s the year 2025 and it’s a dan­ger­ous world for those who can’t af­ford to pro­tect them­selves. This house keeps safe a mar­riage, a part­ner­ship, a life of suc­cess and ease, a price­less col­lec­tion and a daugh­ter who has wanted for noth­ing. Things seem per­fect as a power cou­ple pre­pares for a glitzy party among the art-world elite. But when the se­cret upon which this life is built threat­ens to push through the pol­ished sur­face, ques­tions about what is real and what is not can no longer be ig­nored.

The pre­view shows take place at 8 p.m. on Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day, Septem­ber 21 to 23. Tick­ets cost €18/€16 and are avail­able from the box of­fice at the Mer­maid.

Vene­tia Bowe, who plays Emmy, and An­nie Ryan, who plays Nora.

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