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The Mai by Marina Carr
The Mai by Marina Carr

Decadent Theatre Company is proud to present Marina Carr’s The Mai on the stage of Cork Opera House for one night only.

Thursday 2nd April 2020


€23 & €27*

This is an epic tale, both wildly funny and humorously tragic, of three generations of a family inspired by love but shattered by inescapable reality. The Mai is a formidable forty-year-old woman and teacher, whose husband Robert, a musician, has always felt stifled by her ideals of perfection. The play opens in her home in the midlands, on the banks of the legendary Owl Lake, on the day of Robert’s return after an absence of four years.

A starry three generation ensemble is led by Maeve Fitzgerald as the Mai, Stella McCusker as Grandma Fraochlan, and her grandchildren, Rachel O’Byrne as Millie alongside Leslie Conroy as Connie. The two family aunts are played by Marion O’Dwyer as Julie and Joan Sheehy as Agnes.

Director Andrew Flynn leads a sterling creative team which includes Ciaran Bagnall Set & Lighting Designer Carl Kennedy Composer/Sound Designer, and Niamh Lunny as Costume Designer to bring this production to the stage.

*Tickets may be subject to booking fees.

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