Writer and Director Carmel Winters announces the return of her play Witness at the Civic Theatre Tallaght from the 23rd to 28th of February, the Project Arts Centre Dublin from the 2nd to 7th March and the Everyman Theatre, Cork from the 10th to 14th of March 2015.
Following the sell out run at last year’s ‘West Cork Fit up Theatre Festival’, the partnership of Carmel Winters and Kate Stanley Brennan in Witness was too powerful to let go. Arguably her most impressive piece yet, Witness, broadly based on Carmel’s award-winning feature film Snap, sensitively deals with the difficult subjects of abduction and abuse. Kate Stanley Brennan plays both characters superbly, 29-year-old Shannon and her 14-year-old son Stephen.
Shannon’s son Stephen has apparently committed a heinous act that shocked the nation. She has agreed to give a public account of what really happened, “to set the record straight” and deals with the distortion of certain facts in the public domain. As the play progresses, we get to know Shannon perhaps better than she knows herself, as we look into the heart of this woman’s struggle with motherhood. Meanwhile, her son relives his own history and a past his mother denies.
Witness is a theatrical tour-de-force, written and Directed by Carmel Winters (Irish Times Best New Play winner for ‘B for Baby’) and Performed by leading actress Kate Stanley Brennan. Witness is a spell-binding portrait of a mother and son, whose powerful story will pin you to your seats from start to breathless finish.
Civic Theatre Tallaght 23rd – 28th February 2015.
Civic Theatre Box Office. Telephone 01 4627477
Project Arts Centre, Dublin 2nd – 7th March 2015.
Everyman Theatre, Cork 10th – 14th of March 2015.
Writer/Director: Carmel Winters
Cast: Kate Stanley Brennan
Set and Costume Design: Toma McCullim
Image: Emma Jervis
Suitable ages 14+
Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature
Running time: 60 min