In 1970's rural Ireland, sisters Maggie and Mary run their farm without any help - as far as anyone knows. In an old house up a long lane of potholes and empty whiskey bottles, with a banshee who frequents regularly and a neighbour who has his eye on the land, they live unharmoniously until Mary realises her disadvantage cheque hasn't arrived. Things can only get worse...
Running Time1Hr 30 Minutes - 15 Minute Interval
Alice Lynch studied Drama and Theatre in NUI Maynooth from 2008-2010 and completed a Masters in Drama and Theatre in UCD in 2011. Her first play, ‘Katie’s Wake’ was shortlisted for the Cork Arts Theatre new writing awards and was produced under the direction of Tess Healy Maguire. She developed an interest in new writing and has mostly appeared in new plays including ‘Dole Etiquette’ by Catherine McKiernan in 2010, ‘A Holy Show’ by Padraic McIntyre in 2011 and ‘The Mass Rock’ by Tara Maria Lovett. Alice co-founded The Moogles Theatre Company in 2011 to produce and promote new writing by women. She wrote and directed ‘Intentions’ in 2015 and co-wrote ‘Waiting for Grenville’, directed by Phil Gilbride in 2016. In 2017, Alice was awarded ‘Best New Playwright’ at The All Ireland One Act Finals with ‘Shooting Stars’ which she also directed. She has also written a series of ten-minute plays which have been performed during the Cootehill Arts Festival and the Cork Arts Theatre in 2018. In 2019, Alice performed with The Corn Mill Theatre award-winning play ‘On Broken Wings’ by Dermot Healy. Her play ‘The Aftermath’ was produced by the Corn Mill Theatre Group in 2019 and came third in the All-Ireland One Act Finals in Cork. ‘Windows’ and 'The Cheque's in the Post' are her latest plays.