Sun Mar 18 2018

For Forever

Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll's Quay
Doors 7:30 pm - Admission: €13

Sunday 18th March @ 3pm and 7.30pm Centre Stage School presents For Forever by Katie Holly Due to the sell out run of 'For Forever' in January the show returns for two performances on March 18th at Cork Arts Theatre. In September 2017 the senior students at Centre Stage School began developing a play inspired by the music of Broadway hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’. The music and lyrics of the Tony winning show centre on the themes of mental health, and the students were anxious from the beginning that their play would deal with these issues in their own personal way. Facilitated by playwright Katie Holly, the students created a story line with characters their own age central to the plot facing issues that many Irish young adults deal with on a daily basis; isolation, bullying and grief. They also portrayed the parents, friends and teachers of these young people dealing with these difficult topics. The process of writing this play was a collaborative one, with writer Katie Holly, director Aideen McAuliffe and choreographer David O’Connor assisting the students in telling a funny, sad and true-to-life tale of a young person’s struggle with mental health issues. The creative team and teachers involved all agreed that in their story and their portrayal of the characters, the students brought a passion and a sensitivity to the project that was beyond their teenage years. Nicole McDonagh is Musical Director, conducting musicians Christine Cusack, Louise Luddy and Luke Tai in stunning renditions of the musical score. Note: Suitable for ages 12+ Tickets: €13 Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

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