Stephen West talks to Terminus Director Lisa Carroll on Dramsoc’s first show in the new theatre.
This week sees Dramsoc’s first show, buy viagra Mark O Rowe’s Terminus, take to the stage in the Student Centre’s new state-of-the-art theatre. The new theatre is a big improvement from the space in Newman, possessing a prop room, sets, a moveable lighting rig, surround sound, rear projection and a relay system that provides live video feed of what’s happening in the backstage area. The theatre can also fit up to 111 people. The Siren caught up with Terminus director Lisa Carroll to discuss Dramsoc’s inaugural show for the new space.
Carroll doesn’t underestimate the importance of the theatre’s opening show.“Now is the time for UCD Dramsoc to raise the bar: to use its state of the art new theatre to its full potential and really show the college what it does best – what it can do – and what they can expect of the year to come.” She continues, “The new theatre is our chance to really take what we do to the next level – be bigger and better than before with shows that have something for everybody.”
Carroll has no doubt in the choice of Terminus as Dramsoc’s inaugural show. “Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus, with its unstoppable rhythm, captivating characters and gripping stories is the perfect play to usher in the 86th session for UCD Dramsoc.”
Carroll continues to explain the appeal of the show as Dramsoc’s first production of the semester. “Terminus is fast paced, bold, engaging and exciting – it will leave audiences stunned by the verbal dexterity of writer, Mark O’Rowe as well as by the strong, skilled performances from the cast (Ste Murray, Molly O’Mahony and Sarah Hamilton). The play speaks for contemporary society in its dark and fearless look at the unexplored sides of human experience by catapulting audiences into the territory of heaven, hell, angels and demons. As the intertwining stories of the three characters twist and turn, audiences will be gripped by moments both endearing and terrifying in this powerful play.”
The audience will “see the slo-mo ebb and flow; the mill, the babble, the rabble of wobbling waywards, exiled and aimless, unlike us as, purposeful and double-file, like kids on a dare, we head who the hell knows where? …” The play promises to be fast-paced, twisted and exhilarating. Don’t miss out on this breath taking production packed with action, angels and demons.
Terminus will show in the Student Centre Theatre from tomorrow (Wednesday 26th), until Friday 28th September. Starting time is 8pm. The play is free for all Dramsoc members, €2 to join on the door and €5 for adults.
A: Molly O’Mahony
B: Sarah Hamilton
C: Ste Murray
Directed by Lisa Carroll
Producer: Cathal Moroney
Assistant Director: Tiarnan Fallon Verbruggen
Costumes: Lisa Barry
Lights: Rebecca Watkin
Set Design: Ste Murray
Set production: Jack O’Connor and Conor Quinn