Press Release 17-06-2014 email@example.com
No Way Out (Huis Clos)
by Jean-Paul Sartre
ThereisBear! Theatre’s summer production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Way Out, translated from the French by Frank Hauser, will take place in the Bank of Ireland Theatre at NUI Galway next week.
Take three of the most comically mismatched characters imaginable, and picture them trapped for eternity in a small, claustrophobic hotel room. A zealous journalist, a priggish socialite and a post office clerk with a hair-trigger temper are the unlucky companions, along with a snooty, po-faced waiter, in Sartre’s famous vision of Hell.
The damned souls are expecting chambers full of whips, spikes and racks, but they soon discover that a Hell filled with the most irritating and infuriating quirks of other people is far, far worse! The three bicker and argue their way through the afterlife as they attempt to find ways to be saved. Their war of personalities jumps wildly between the peaks of tragicomedy and the depths of venom and utter loathing.
Directed by Conor Kennedy-Burke, the production features ThereisBear! players Peter Shine as Garcin, Kori Kilduff as Estelle, Muireann Ní Raghallaigh as Ines, and Martin Kenny as The Waiter, the impassive personification of Hell’s bureaucracy.
No Way Out runs Thursday 26th-Saturday 28th in the Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway. The play starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are €15/€12 and can be purchased online at www.thereisbeartheatre.ie or by phoning (086)3559912.
ThereisBear! Theatre are first recipients of Druid Theatre’s FUEL residency programme for emerging artists
ThereisBear! are delighted to be the first recipients of Druid’s inaugural FUEL Residency programme. FUEL is a brand new Druid programme to support the work of emerging artists in the West of Ireland. The programme revolves around a six-week residency in the Mick Lally Theatre culminating in performances by the resident artists.
ThereisBear! Theatre’s new piece, No Show, focuses on the life of performers during the Showband era. The relationship of three members of a showband in 1960s Ireland comes under strain as they seek fame and fortune. Their stories, spanning from the ridiculous to the most devastating, give a glimpse of what it takes to survive in show business.
”The ThereisBear! team is honoured to have been awarded the Druid FUEL residency for 2014. We would like to thank Druid, and everyone else, for their support in our development as a theatre company and giving us the chance to bring our shows to the next level. Following our successful, jam-packed Spring Programme, ThereisBear! is so excited to deliver our brand new theatre piece with the Druid FUEL residency.” – ThereisBear! Theatre.
ThereisBear! Spring 2014 Programme Launch!
Monday 2nd December 2013, Cellar Bar, Galway
A big thank you from everyone on the ThereisBear! Theatre team to all of you who came by to our Spring Programme Launch in The Cellar – it was a great turn out and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves.
Photos by Colm McElligott and Emily Murray; click to browse.
Excitement for Spring Programme Launch is Building!
Sunday 24th November, at Joyriders rehearsals
Join us in the Cellar Bar on Monday December 2nd 2013! We’ll be celebrating our upcoming Spring Programme of shows, including simultaneous productions in two cities! There’ll be some speakers, some musicians, some monologues, everyone we know in the world and a BOAT LOAD of craic!
There will be food and wine and all things merry served and given unto you by The Cellar and the Bears as a thanks for your support and a general high-five all round.
Press Release 22-11-2013 firstname.lastname@example.org
ThereisBear! Launch Spring Theatre Season
Galway theatre company ThereisBear! start our biggest-ever tour in January 2014, with simultaneous shows reaching from coast to coast. We’re inviting you to our launch of the ThereisBear! Theatre Spring Season in the Cellar Bar, Eglinton Street on 2nd December at 6pm. Come and enjoy a wine reception, music from local artists and a tantalizing taster of our Spring Season as we attempt to recreate Belfast in the 1980s, the setting for our first play of the season, ‘Joyriders’.
We’ll also be launching our new website with all the information on our previous and upcoming productions, as well as cast information, our twitter feed and ways to contact us! Check out www.thereisbeartheatre.ie and keep up to date on all our future auditions, workshops and productions!
ThereisBear! will begin the tour with ‘Joyriders’, by Christina Reid, in Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway from 5th-8th January – while ‘Terminus’, by Mark O’Rowe, takes place in the Boy’s School, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin from 6th-8th January. Are you stuck on one coast and eager to see both? No fear! Both productions will be swapping cities for the benefit of our fans. ‘Joyriders’ will be appearing in the Boy’s School, Smock Alley in Dublin from 10th– 11th January and ‘Terminus’ will be in Galway Town Hall Studio from 26th Febuary-1st March.
‘Joyriders’ is a humourous, yet deeply moving story about a group of teenagers involved in a Youth Training Programme in West Belfast, in 1986. Misunderstood and misrepresented by everyone around them, these kids make the most of their circumstances – trying their best to get by, when all that surrounds them is violence, economic hardship and unsympathetic ears. Written by Christina Reid (once a writer-in-residence at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast) ‘Joyriders’ explores the lives of teenagers in a volatile environment, and how they build and nurture relationships with one another against the backdrop of 1980s Belfast.
‘Terminus’ is a triptych monologue written by Mark O’Rowe, one of Ireland’s most virtuosic and entertaining playwrights. The play premiered in 2007 in The Abbey Theatre and was described by the New York Times as being “so packed with energy and verve that [it] can leave an audience dizzy.” Terminus was also awarded a Scotsman Fringe First Award in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has garnered public and critical acclaim worldwide.
To follow in March are productions of ‘Othello’ and ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare, which will be perfomed in Galway, Ballinasloe and Inishbofin. Auditions are scheduled to be held in December, see www.thereisbeartheatre.ie/auditions for details.
ThereisBear! will also be starting our original Shakespeare Workshops in assocation with Prof. Patrick Lonergan of NUIG, which are designed to help students with the Junior and Leaving Certificates. This workshop program is organised as part of the NUIG Student’s Union EXPLORE Innovation Initiative, which partners NUIG staff and student/h3>s on new project ideas (http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/index.php/explore-home).
ThereisBear! Theatre has its roots in Galway city and was founded in 2012 by a group of NUIG students who wanted to bring their art to the world. Since its creation, ThereisBear! have brought fantastic, critically-acclaimed shows to the national stage. Ranging from original plays (‘Ballykilldowna’, written by Shaun Leonard) to well-known favourites (‘Angels in America: Part One’, written by Tony Kushner), ThereisBear! always strive to deliver fantastic performances and their Spring Season looks set to be the biggest yet.
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