March 9 - 26
by Fiona Doyle
directed by Rex Daugherty
AMERICAN PREMIERE PRODUCTION
Kilian was once Coolatully's pride and joy, its champion on the hurling field. Now the village can't muster a team, Kilian is on the dole, and everyone he knows is leaving Ireland for jobs abroad. Coolatully offers a personal, nuanced look at the economic hardships that plagued Ireland after The Celtic Tiger was hit by global recession. Set in 2014 in the fictional, rural village of "Coolatully," this play has a lot to say about any small town facing hard times, Irish or elsewhere. Will Kilian stay or go? What ties us to our hometown when you can't afford to stay?
Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize, Ms. Doyle also received the Eamon Keane Full Length Play award and was the inaugural recipient of the Phelim Donlon Playwrighting Residency. Solas Nua is thrilled to introduce Fiona Doyle to The United States with our spring production of COOLATULLY!