One-woman play 'The Experience of Being'
An empowering story of a woman who decides to take back control on her 60th birthday will be staged at Mermaid Arts Centre on Thursday, May 30.
Coinciding with the annual Bealtaine Festival, Ireland's national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age, An Grianán presents The Experience of Being by Carol Moore.
The Experience of Being is a funny, absorbing and moving play about dwindling power, how to challenge it and why ageism makes growing older far harder than it needs to be.
The play straddles two worlds. One is memory where conflict, religion and power from many sources limited the choices of girls and young women growing up in Belfast, while in the present Carol is holding up a mirror up to society's obsession with youthfulness and where power can so easily be stripped from older citizens.
It is an original, funny and absorbing interdisciplinary production which uses text, physicality and music to tell a powerful story that connects and resonates with a 50 plus age-group but also engages with audiences across all age-groups.
Tickets are €18 or €16 concession at mermaidartscentre.ie.