If you haven’t been to the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival you should definitely check it out before it ends this weekend.
Now in it’s 15th year, the festival was founded to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city.
Focusing on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world.
Some of the great shows on this weekend include:
Date / Time: 18 May(19:30) 19 May(16:00,19:30)
Venue: Momentum Acting Studio
Blurb: The aftermath of an “incident” leaves two women injured, trying to piece together what happened and wondering what comes next.
Date/Time: 18 May(21:00) 19 May(14:30,21:00)
Venue: Momentum Acting Studio Category: Drama
Blurb: Lies, sex and broken promises. We follow Charlie, a young person who finds himself in love with two people. His struggle to balance his feelings for of them, a man and a woman respectively, although portrayed dramatically, this is a manifestation of the conflict that young people coming to terms with their identity face. Who we are, who we love and the way we love is never wrong.
Date/Time:18 May(21:00) 19 May(16:00,21:00)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (MAIN)
No life, no prospects, just a Granda to care for and longing to escape. Or at least someone to keep you company. Colin and his Granda are trying to get on as they live in their tiny, claustrophobic apartment. Their only respite is when Granda visits the pub and Colin can drag it up for the Graham Norton Show. When Colin meets James online, things begin to boil over.
Are You Lonesome Tonight? is about friendship, love and how to cope when you seem stuck in the seemingly boring circle that is life.
Tickets start from about €15 or two for €25.
A perfect way to kick off your weekend.