It is the tenth anniversary since Paddy, husband to Grainne and father to Maeve and Deirdre, died. His passing, and the circumstances of his death, has created a rift in the family. In order to bridge this gap, Grainne has organized a family trip to Ireland. On the eve of the journey, they prepare to reunite after a period of painful separation. While living in the same city, they have managed to drift apart, fearing the intimacy that breaks open old wounds. As the evening passes and their impending journey gets closer, shadows of the past start to haunt them. Caught between the people they once were and the people they have become, each one must decide what is true and what is false. While each of them struggles to be authentic, we begin to see the fallacies they have created in order to protect themselves from the truth.
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Becca Holloway (Director): The first thing that drew me to Lured was the prospect of directing an all-female piece. I think stories for and about women are always important, and are frequently underrepresented. Lured is special because it has these intense, relatable, familial conversations set in this world of magical realism based in Irish folklore. What I love about this script is that these women are all in different places, and yet are always connected. The entire play is built from phone conversations happening in the same city, yet they all feel so much isolation. The movement and narration of this piece bring together the Irish folklore and these modern women, leading to a sense of self-identity in the end.
Annabella De Meo (Deirdre)
Liz Goodson (Maeve)
Sylvie Sadarnac (Grainne)
Elyssa Trevino and Marisa Lerman
Becca Holloway (Director)
Terry Boyle (Writer)
Taylor Pasche (Assistant Director)
Susan Herrington (Stage Manager)
Danny Rockett (Sound Designer)
Felicia Lowe (Costume Designer)
Kathi Kaity & Krista Reeves (Producers)