Dublin Theatre Festival Brigit & Bailegangaire
“The countryside produced a few sensations in the last couple of years, but my grand plan: I'll show them what can happen at the dark of night in a field. I'll come to grips with my life.”
Mommo tells over and over again a story she never finishes. It relates how the town of Bochtán came to be known as Baileganagaire, the town without laughter. Her granddaughter Mary ministers to her side, while dreaming of leaving forever, and Dolly counts down the days before her husband returns from England, determined, this time, to be ready for him.
First premiered by Druid in 1985 with Siobhán McKenna, Tom Murphy’s Bailegangaire is considered one of the crowning achievements of Irish drama, casting an unyielding but tender light on a trinity of women’s lives from a dark time.
Make sure to catch the first part of the show, Brigit.