Delicious O’Grady

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DELICIOUS O’GRADY
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Indoor Show!
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman? None!
Delicious O’Grady is a tradicomedy set in the time of the Great Irish Famine(though it wasn’t that great).
Inspired by the satirical works of Flann O’Brien, this circus theatre piece tells the tale of a family and its demise during the great hunger. It is a story of love, loss and potatoes.

Few artists tackle this still painful subject. Colm O’Grady has found a way to depict the story of his imaginary ancestor with irreverence, wit and high level physical skills. He brings to life characters who may have lived through the blight and died of it. O’Grady presents a show that is touching, hilarious and uplifting.
Caution: Contains nudity and potatoes.
Directed by Cal Mc Crystal (Cirque du Soleil, The Mighty Boosch)

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Number of People: 2 (Artist and Technician)

Staging: 10x10m stage is optimum.

8x8m is also possible though more difficult.

Black Dance floor on a flat surface (no rakes)

Duration: 60-70 min

Get in: Morning of show 4hrs set up and 4 hrs focusing with help from house technician(s).

Set: A Screen with the set back projected (Company has its own equipment) and wooden box.

Get out: 1-2 hours

 

 

 

 

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