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Stradbally Youth Theatre
Stradbally Youth Theatre meet weekly in St Patricks Hall, Stradbally on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm for ages 12 upwards starting on Sat 19th January 2013. Contact Siobhan on 086 3300943 for more info.
This Youth Theatre group has been running since January 2005 and currently caters for boys/girls between the ages of 12 - 16years. They have been involved in a number of plays and have performed in the Dunamaise Arts Centre and in Stradbally.
New members are always welcome.
For further information on R.Y.T. contact the Arts Office, Laois County Council at 057 86 74342 or e-mail: email@example.com. at 057 8674342. or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘…If you go down in the woods today you better not go alone
It's lovely down in the woods today but safer to stay at home…’
A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad. A “bit of a laugh” at a school friend’s expense rapidly descends into something a lot more sinister. When the inevitable happens, there is blind panic and an elaborate cover-up. Recrimination and finger-pointing among the perpetrators soon surface as the trauma begins to affect each of the characters.
“So we’re all peggin’ them. Laughing. And her face, it’s just making you laugh harder and harder, and they getting nearer and nearer. And one hits her head. And the shock on her face is so…funny. And we’re all just…”
(DNA - Dennis Kelly)
Join Stradbally Youth Theatre who will inhabit this stark black comedic world without adults for a short period. In the Dunamaise Arts Centre on May 4th the youth theatre will join forces with the Arthouse Artist-In-Residence, Cóilín Rush to welcome you to the murky realm of herd mentality, a realm where the menace of what is grimly termed “casual violence” is ever present. They examine the question - could it ever be right to do something bad to one person for the sake of a lot of people?
DNA is connected to a particular period of my adolescence when someone new came into my circle of friends at school and we turned from human beings into this pack of animals. There were these concentric rings of popularity. If you were at the centre, that was a good place to be, but you always knew you could be pushed to the outside. When you were on the outside, that was horrible. That's what DNA is about. (Dennis Kelly interview)
If you would like to join either Stradbally Youth Theatre or Portlaoise Youth Theatre contact Arts Office, Laois County Council at 057 8664033/8664013 for further details.
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