Ag An Doras
by Simone Kelly
Directed by John Morton
Cast: Alexandra Christle, Maria Murray, Seán Hackett, Ciaran Dunphy.
Úna is on her annual visit to her family, the O’Sullivan’s in Kilkenny. Every time Úna visits, a familiar sight signals her arrival. A tall, elderly lady nicknamed Ag an Doras stands in a doorway, slowly smoking a cigarette, watching silently as the world goes by. On this occasion, however, her door is closed. Úna makes it her mission to uncover the story behind Ag an Doras and why the mysterious figure is no longer at the door.
Simone Kelly has previously appeared as an actor for Devious Theatre in shows like Heart Shaped Vinyl, Cannibal! The Musical and Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. She studied English Literature in UCD where she discovered her all-time favourite playwrights; Beckett, Friel, Heaney and John B. Keane. This is her debut work for the stage. Simone did a course with The Big Smoke Writing Factory last year and wrote her first piece of fiction, ‘Angus’. She read this at The Big Smoke’s annual literary meet-up and at an International Women’s Day event organised by Alan Butler in Kilkenny library.
Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays Cleeres Theatre from August 3rd-5th as part of AKA Fringe. Tickets can be bought at the venue or right here.