The Granary is delighted to announce the staging of a new play In Light of Salt Rings They Drew by Kenmare born playwright Sadhbh Moriarty. It will be in the Granary on the 8th, 9th and 10th of October as part of a nationwide tour that has taken it to Wexford, Kilkenny, Meath and Galway and is soon to travel to Dublin for the Halloween weekend.
Winner of the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award at Listowel Writers’ Week 2015, In Light of Salt Rings They Drew is based in a centre of mental rehabilitation and care, and attempts to clarify ambiguities found within the experience of mental disorder by accounting for the perspectives of both the clinically unstable and their audience. The play tells the story of Maisie who, after a car crash that can’t be explained, reluctantly takes up residence in a mental rehabilitation centre for a period of observation. When her only link to the outside world receives a nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Maisie struggles to balance the harrowing anticipation she has for her daughter with the eccentricity of the staff and patients at St. Elmo’s. As the award ceremony draws nearer, nicotine cravings, apprehension and scrapbooks dominate Maisie’s temporary surroundings as the ghosts of memories she would rather forget begin to re-emerge. Strive Theatre’s production of In Light of Salt Rings They Drew is directed by Ciarán MacArtain and Sadhbh Moriarty and stars Nikki Burke, Cornelius Dwyer, Shannon Smythe, Ellen Quirke & Rachel Feeney.
Making her debut in 2014, twenty-one year old Sadhbh Moriarty wrote and directed The Deepest Goldfish which dealt with the predicaments of three people marooned on a small island with a goldfish from Merseyside. After a successful run in the Granary Theatre, the play went on to represent UCC at the 2014 ISDA festival in Belfast where it received a nomination for Best Original Writing. In Light of Salt Rings They Drew is her second play and weeks after it was written received the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award at Listowel Writers’ Week 2015, with Moriarty being the youngest recipient to date. This year sees her graduate from UCC with a BA in Music and English.