When morality goes out the door anything can happen!
It’s the nineties. It’s small town Ireland. Vera’s back.
The O’Tooles are at each other’s throats. Vera has inherited the family hotel. But what are her plans?
Alone in the world, she takes drastic action; locking herself in the hotel with her brother-in-law and Finbar Reilly her unlikely childhood sweetheart, in tow. ‘What other society, town, civilized country would put up with it?’
Welcome to the world created by legendary playwright Tom Murphy. For over 40 years, his plays have probed the Irish psyche. Our long-awaited revival of The Wake is a brilliant critique of the materialism of Irish life.
‘Comyn spurs set designer Paul O’Mahony and lighting designer Sinead McKenna to create perhaps their best work, pushing the Abbey’s resources towards stunning new displays.’ The Irish Times ?????
‘Philip Stewart’s compositions and sound design is deeply engaging and successful, adding mood and dimension…’ examiner.com ?????
‘It would be impossible for Comyn to achieve this without a terrific cast, anchored by the electrically charged O’Sullivan, who is unfaltering in her pursuit of emotional truth.’ Sunday Business Post ?????
‘The most impressive part of this production is the acting, with Aisling O’Sullivan showing the frailty and vulnerability required for her role as the deeply troubled Vera.’ No More Workhorse