IRELAND 100: The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly (Theatre Lovett)
Join a gutsy Irish lass on her quest to solve a great, big problem
IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly
Presented by Theatre Lovett from Ireland
Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer
Originally produced by The Ark in association with Theatre Lovett
Peggy O’Hegarty and her parents are packers. They squeeze fruit into tins, foxes into boxes, even bikes into brown paper bags. All the while, Peggy sings with the voice of an angel–a grossly unfortunate angel who can’t sing at all. But one day, work stops working, and the jobs stop coming, and Peggy steps outside to find that everyone in her city has gone!
In this ingenious one-man show, storyteller extraordinaire Louis Lovett unfolds his mysterious crate of delights to lead audiences on an untamed, epic adventure that crosses snowy lands and wild seas. As Peggy desperately tries to save the day–encountering a clever mouse called Hildegard, a rotten villain named Peter, and several other fascinating characters along her travels–we learn about love, loss, the reassurance of goats, and the courage to sing gloriously, on or off-key. The Irish Times raves the production is “chock full of playfulness and rich ideas,” while the New York Times says that Lovett “fills this hour with bravura touches… Like the toy in the cereal box, he’s this package’s real prize.”
Most enjoyed by age 7 and up. NOTE: All children must have a ticket, regardless of age.
Part of IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture
Performance Timing: Approximately one hour, with no intermission.