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Beats n Pieces - a hip hop play

  • 15-05-2003 9:28am
    Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭

    Meridian Theatre Company Presents
    as part of Cork Midsummer Festival

    “Beats ‘N’ Pieces”____________________________
    by Raymond Scannell

    “Down the dark alley we swarms like bees.

    Smells all like piss, open bins and disease…

    Shaking our spray cans, lovin the way

    the steel feels in our hands, the potential to say…

    we’re graffiti artists from Cork citay”

    Artists or vandals? Rebels or thugs? These are the questions at the heart of Ray Scannell’s no-holds barred portrait of a band of young Cork graffiti artists, on the run, on the rampage, on their mission impossible to “spray a sun into the smog” of their grey hometown._

    Scannell has carved out a role for himself as a chronicler of his generation’s growing pains._ With plays like “Mix It Up”, (Corcadorca) and “Striking Distance”, (Graffiti) he has emerged as a powerful, distinctive young voice of dissent and adolescent rebellion._

    In “Beats ‘N’ Pieces”, developed originally for Rough Magic’s Seeds Programme, Scannell dives into the gloom of Cork’s alleys and tunnels to paint a portrait of a band of young dreamers and misfits who roam the nighttime underworld in search of colour and excitement. The extraordinary combination of lyricism and violence that defines the group’s reality is beautifully captured in Scannell’s sensitive writing and particularly in the spoof-rap idiom he sometimes uses to hilarious and deadly effect.

    A strong cast includes Ray Scannell himself as Mono, Fiona Condon as Sweet P, Frank Bourke as Bud-g, and Eoin Slattery as Polar, the D.J who’s a legend in his own boxroom.

    Dates: Wednesday 18th – Saturday 28th July

    Doors: 7.30pm (Show Starts 8pm)

    Venue: Half Moon Theatre, Cork
    Tickets: €15 / €12 concession

    Booking: 021 – 427 00 22


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,025 ✭✭✭yellum

    Interesting. Must see this.

  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭Jim Comic

    i think the venue gave me the wrong ticket prices, i'm now told it'll probably be 12/10 but will post when i get 100% confirmation.



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