Third Time Lucky: Showtime at Moone
I bring you behind the scenes of my third show at Moone, Co. Kildare tomorrow
I can't believe I'm halfway through my five-date tour already! My lucky third date is in the Croi Anu Centre at Moone, Co. Kildare tomorrow, Friday 5 August.
I'm preparing like mad for the Moone show and much of my preparation centres on coming up with Moone puns: Fly Me To the Moone, To the Moone and Back, Blue Moone. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
Nah, I'm actually doing a bit more than that. I've been drumming up publicity in whatever way I can and I'm also rehearsing in a bigger room so I can feel comfortable in a bigger space.
Rehearsing for Moone
The room at Moone is not as big as I might have led you to believe in last week's post, but it's still going to be the biggest one I've performed in.
To help me up my game, my rehearsal partner Lynda Gough and I have been rehearsing in the Children's Room at Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford, so I can fill Moone with my presence tomorrow night.
Spreading the Word
Publicity-wise, word of mouth is actually working pretty well. I've told people I know and they're coming. Mary Pat Moloney, who runs Croi Anu and seems very cool altogether, has told her people.
John MacKenna and Angela Keogh, who run the Hedge School @ Moone creative writing course, have told their hedge schoolers. And the local café, The Piers, has offered to sell tickets.
This is one of the joys of performing this play, discovering the boundless kindness of people. It's softening my contrarian heart. Thanks to their efforts, I should reach a respectable minimum audience of 20 souls.
This is a pic of the article that the Kildare Nationalist wrote about me. It features a photo of me in my tie-died T-shirt, banging a drum.
I even got a big splash of an article in the Kildare Nationalist. A journalist called Finian Coughlan rang me up and interviewed me, which was rather thrilling, so thanks to Finian for that.
Here's a link to the article online if you want to read the text.
Moone Road Trip
Tomorrow, Lynda and I will head off on our Moone road trip. I'm hoping to stop at The Piers for food to tide me over. I wonder if the soup of the day will be vegetable – you'll have to see my play to find out why that's significant.
Lynda and I will then do a speed run through the play and she will disappear into the evening, her good deed done. A couple of hours later, it'll be showtime! No food for this one, but flatter myself that my words will fill your bellies.
If what I've told you tickles your fancy, you can come along on the night. A quick recap of the details. The show is on Friday 5 August at 8pm, tickets €10 on the door.
It lasts an hour, and then I'll let you out into the warmth of an August evening. To find out more about the show, contact email@example.com
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