Marina Carr is a playwright who is able to give an Irish village story the dimensions of antique tragedy. Hester Swane lives with her little daughter on the edge of the Bog of Cats. Grown up without parents, abandoned by her husband, kicked out of her home and rejected by the village – how far will this passionate and bold woman let herself to be pushed, before she explodes?

Marina Carr, born in 1964, is one of the most important Irish playwrights at this moment. Her talent is to blend the local colour, mysticism and timeless tragedy. “By the Bog of Cats”, the world premiere of which took place at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 1998, was the first play by a woman playwright to find its way to the stage of the Irish national theatre after a long time.

The production includes some scenes where pyrotechnics, theatrical smoke (not harmful to health) and cigarette smoke are used.



 

Awards

Madis Kalmet – Estonian Annual Theatre Award for Best Production, 2014

Elisabet Reinsalu – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award for Best Leading Actress, 2014

Aurora Aleksandra Künnapas – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award for Best Supporting Actress, 2014

Allan Noormets – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award for Best Supporting Actor, 2014