An immersive bold new Irish play that explores dark family issues and puts alcoholism under a microscope whilst asking the question "what is art?".
TWO ROOKS MATE are delighted to announce our debut production, the award-winning play 'Exhibition' by Derek Masterson. Directed by multi award- winning director James Power and starring Yvette Byrne, Gemma Harvey, Janet Little, MarkMcAuley and Barry Roe which will be staged in:
Dun Laoghaire Lexicon Studio- 18th to 23rd September @ 8pm. (Doors @ 7pm).
The Whale Theatre, Greystones- 28th to 29th September @ 8pm. (Doors @ 7pm).
A successful artist who has made “art out of her pain” is about to unveil her newest and boldest work to date, but before she does, she brings together her estranged siblings for a sneak peak of the exhibit. What ensues is an utterly dysfunctional but healing get-together.
This is a personal dark Irish play that attempts to understand the agony and devastation of growing up with an alcoholic mother, yet also looks to comprehend the pain of what it is to be an alcoholic mother. It also analyses the direct negative impact on the relationships of those that grow up within the same toxic household and aspires to show there is always hope to rebuild relationships no matter how fractured.
"Exhibition" is the latest work written by Derek Masterson. Derek is an Award-Winning Irish Playwright, Screenwriter and Poet who has written thirteen staged productions to date. Despite, not yet being staged, the play has already received accolades. In December 2021, "Exhibition" was awarded a Runner-Up prize in the DLI/ADCI Playwriting Competition. Furthermore in April 2022, the play won the prestigious Scriptwriting & Co. Posterity Award (Stage) in Bath, U.K.