May 3, 2019 –
Friday 3rd May 2019 8pm
The play received standing ovations every night during a run in Cork Midsummer festival at the Granary.
In it, Jon plays numerous characters but the primary one is Dan, a man in his 50s who is living alone. He is a loner and feels himself an outsider looking in on the community but he discovers during the play that he is not as much an outsider as he thinks.
When he hears about the passing of a dear friend, he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons. The play is at times poignant and tragic but also has warmth and humour as Jon slips seamlessly in and out of the many uproariously funny characters.
The people he depicts are surreal and humerous but tinged with tragedy and Jon plays each with his amazing ability of character acting and hilarious humour.
Set in a sparsely decorated kitchen, this intimate one-man show starring Jon Kenny ( D’Unbelievables) feels like a window into the soul of a lonely bachelor, Dan. A crow-hating man who noisily tries to shoo the blighted birds away, Dan measures out his life by the amount of funerals he has to attend every week. They are social occasions with the added bonus of refreshments.
Dan, who vacillates between high comedy by mimicking TV celebrity chefs; and pathetic admissions, including attending Mass just to connect with another human by shaking hands, is a master at distraction, But one day, hearing a death announcement on the radio. his world is shattered.
“Kenny is brilliant in the role, conveying the gamut of emotions. Katie Holly’s script is strong, conjuring up a life of quiet desperation.” Review of ‘Crowman’ by Colette Sheridan Irish Examiner
Tickets €20. Pre-booking advised on 066 9478956.
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