Little John Nee has been thrilling audiences across Donegal and Ireland for the past 20 years.
Now An Grianan Theatre is to publish his three most famous plays Rural Electric, The Derry Boat and The Mental in a limited edition book called the Donegal Trilogy.
But if you can’t wait for the book, the you can see Rural Eletric this week.
Described by The Guardian as “a masterpiece of storytelling theatre”, Rural Electric is Little John Nee’s comedy drama about the ‘electric’ coming to Donegal.
A feast of comic storytelling and physical theatre, with original songs and live music, Rural Electric is the final play in Nee’s six month long residency at An Grianan Theatre. It can be seen this Thurs 10 to Sat 12 March at 8pm.
Set in 1959, it tells the epic story of the brave E.S.B. workers as they battle the elements putting up poles and stretching cable across inhospitable hills.
A host of characters step forward from the mists of time to inhabit this fictional parish in a truly inventive one man show that combines physical theatre, comedy, original music and even a car chase!
Part of a six month residency programme funded by the PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council, Rural Electric marks the culmination of the residency and will also see the launch of The Donegal Trilogy. This will be the first time that Little John Nee’s plays have been published in print.
Nee is a Donegal artist with a huge back catalogue of work – at least fifteen plays from the last ten years. The residency programme has featured a retrospective of his work including talks, master classes, workshops, exhibitions and a publication.
Tickets for Rural Electric are only €10 (€8 concession) and can be booked at An Grianan Theatre on 0749120777 or see www.angrianan.com for further information.