A Handful of Stars finally comes home
‘How many contemporary writers give us the feeling that O’Casey has been exhumed in order to set a Chekhov short story to dialogue.’ The Times
Produced professionally for the first time in 1988, A Handful of Stars is being revised by Four Rivers in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre to marks its 50th anniversary, in a production directed by Conall Morrison and designed by Liam Doona, with lighting by Paul Keogan and costumes by Jeni Roddy.
Set in small town Ireland in the eighties, this gripping but warm spirited revival reflects on the gritty desperation of a young man (Jimmy Brady) whose only sanctuary is the local snooker hall where ambition can shine or burn.
A Handful of Stars was first staged at Wexford Arts Centre as The Boker Poker Club in 1986 before appearing as A Handful of Stars at The Bush Theatre, London two years later, described by The Guardian as ‘one of the year’s great theatre events.’
A Handful of Stars is finally coming home with a fortnight run at Wexford Arts Centre in June (6th to 9th June and 11th – 16th June). After Wexford, A Handful of Stars transfers to the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire (June 18th-22nd).