Bothering the Dead! - Tech Amergin
July 20, 2019 –
Songs, Stories, Rants, and Revelations – all in one very unique performance!
A Reckoning with the Ancestors
Written & performed by Catherine Cunningham
Saturday 20th July 2019
When Catherine receives an unusual transmission from a tomato plant, she is forced to reconsider the legacy of being part of a good and decent Irish Catholic family. She reluctantly agrees to its request that she sing the song of the natural world “on whom you depend for everything that you have and everything that you are.”
As the song unfolds, she rapidly finds herself mired in a world of liars, emperors, sorcerers and astronauts – with an interventionist granny hovering in the background.
She discovers a generations-deep conspiracy to banish the natural world from her seeing, and ultimately finds herself in a confrontation with her long-dead Granny – and the proud line of women who came before her.
These women lure Catherine down through the pain of her cultural and family herstory and then into her own personal psyche where she is shown how she too has made a bargain not to see – and how this has cost her “the seeing of her eyes and the living presence of love”.
Highly irreverent and deeply spiritual, Bothering the Dead is an ecospiritual journey of healing and reconciliation culminating in a message from the ancestors that unless we remember our true relationship to the world around us, we will bequeath a terrible legacy to coming generations. Tickets €12. Booking essential on 066 9478956.