Dublin Theatre Festival Brigit & Bailegangaire
“I’d like it to be perfect...Beautiful...The statue...Unbeatable...I’d like it to be what I feel...And I don’t know what that is.”
Seamus is an odd-job man with 'a great pair of hands.' He is given 'a commission' by the church to carve a statue. His previous work for the church was none too happy. However, he accepts the commission and as he works on the statue his obsession with it grows: it comes to involve his family which is on the breadline – his wife, Mommo, and the three grandchildren they’ve inherited.
Make sure to book the double bill for the second part of the story.
Bailegangaire occurs 30 years later