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They Float Up, 8-25 May in Bewley's Cafe Theatre

Posted: 10 May, 2019

They Float Up, a theatrical lunchtime production directed by TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama Lecturer Peter McDermott, has opened for a three-week run in the Bewley's Cafe Theatre.

Opens May 8th (previews May 6th and 7th) and plays till May 25th, 2019. Mon-Sat at 1 pm (doors open at 12.50pm)

Bewley's Cafe Theatre presents the Irish premiere of They Float Up, written by Jacquelyn Reingold and directed by TU Dublin Lecturer Peter McDermott.

Quirky, bubbly Joan walks into a bar in New Orleans. Serious, suspicious Darnell is not in the mood to talk. A random encounter between two lost and lonely people sparks this funny, feel-good story of human connection. Set five years after Hurricane Katrina, this endearing one-act comedy fizzes with startling revelations, sparkling dialogue and heartfelt warmth. Let this lunchtime charmer transport you to Bourbon Street and, as Joan says, “Bring out your hidden whatever!”

JACQUELYN REINGOLD is a writer on Grace and FrankieThe Good Fight and In Treatment. As well as writing for Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Gabriel Byrne, Hope Davis and Cynthia Nixon, Jacquelyn is the recipient of awards, grants and commissions from the Kennedy Center Fund and the New York Foundation of the Arts among others and has been a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

They Float Up features award-winning actress SUSANNAH DE WRIXON – An Ideal Husband and Pygmalion (Abbey Theatre) – as Joan, and exciting young actor KWAKU FORTUNE – On Raftery’s Hill (Abbey Theatre) and Asking For It (Landmark Productions) – as Darnell.

Set Design by Emmett Scanlon

Lighting Design by Colm Maher

When: 8-25 May, Mon-Sat at 1 pm (doors open at 12.50pm)

Where: Bewley's Cafe Theatre, 2nd Floor, 78/19 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.