What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside? @ The Mermaid Arts Centre

6th May 2017 @ 8:00 pm

One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a portable cassette tape recorder, he recorded 15 hours of stories about leprechauns, aliens and lonely pharmacists; absurdist political satire; musings on life, love and death.

Paddy’s granddaughter, Emma O’Grady, later discovered he had written plays, poems and stories but until now his work has been without an audience. This one-woman show – created with multiple directors – examines the fragile personas we present to the world, who we might be behind them and what we could be instead. This show is about emotional inheritance and grief for wasted creativity that serves as both a tribute and a warning.

Supported by the Arts Council, Galway City Council, Galway Theatre Festival, Mermaid Arts Centre and Áras Éanna (Inis Oírr)

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