The Irish language theatre An Taibhdhearc was full to the brim lastnight with the opening of BAOITE, a new play by Darach Mac Con Iomaire.
The play will be produced by An Taibhdhearc as part of Galway International Arts Festival which began last night and will continue on for the next fortnight. BAOITE had it’s opening night last night and will continue to be performed at An Taibhdhearc until the 22nd July.
Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) now in it’s 41st year will take place from the 16-29th July 2018. GIAF is a major cultural organisation, which produces one of Europe’s leading international arts festivals’ develops and produces new work that tours nationally and internationally and presents a major discussion platform, First Thought Talks.
BAOITE got off to a flying start lastnight as Darach Mac an Iomaire’s play attracted crowds from far and wide with a full house in An Taibhdhearc.
BAOITE is a thriller about a fishing family who lead a desperate fight to defend their coastal community from the imminent threat of offshore fracking – but as the constant pressure of campaigning mounts. hidden fractures appear in the once – solid clan, as lies, legacies, deceit and ultimate betrayal undermine the family and destroy the community.
Macdara Ó Fátharta, (best known for his role in Ros na Rún as publican and undertaker Tadhg Ó Díreán), plays Pat in BAOITE, a father of three whose fondness for alcohol and temper causes heartbreak for his entire family and eventually sends him to his grave.
Diarmuid de Faoite, plays Pat’s son Tom, a troubled man who’s full of hatred towards his family, father, mother and sister, and even his own children as he’s riddled with guilt and shame from his childhood knowing what his father had done.
Siobhán O’ Kelly, plays Pat’s daughter who will do anything in her power to try and pay for IVF, even if it means breaking her fathers heart.
Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, plays Cáit’s husband Simon, he has his own worries as he employed Rafa to work on the boat as a slave labour worker but things go horribly wrong when Tom fires Simon from working on the boat. Simon wants revenge ultimately sending Rafa to an early grave.
BAOITE is a must see, between now and the 22nd July, with top class acting, the show was produced to the highest quality at An Taibhdhearc.
Tickets cost €25/€20 and can be bought here. Don’t miss out book your tickets now.