The World Premiere of the play ‘The Only Punk Rocker in the Village’ will be staged at the Royal Spa Hotel in Lisdoonvarna next month.
‘The Only Punk Rocker in the Village’ is a new play by North Clare native Dermott Petty.
The play is set in North Clare in the late 1970’s where a teenagers discovery of Punk Rock turns his life upside down and causes consideration, shock and misunderstanding with his parents, his community and his friends.
The setting is in the village of Lisdoonvarna, where a tight-nit, conservative, traditional based community is invaded by this new foreign phenomenon Punk Rock. In the village however there is only 1 & ½ Punk rockers. (The ½ is away at boarding school) The one punk rocker in the village has notions of rebellion, grandeur and turning the world upside down.
The origins of the play began when a poem of Dermott Petty’s tilted ‘When Punk Rock Came to North Clare’ was published by Revival Press in Limerick. The play will be Directed by Joan O’Hanrahan and will be performed by Dermott Petty.
‘The Only Punk Rocker in the Village’ will have its World Premiere at the Royal Spa Hotel in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare on Saturday 13th April and Sunday April 14th.
There will be 2 performances of ‘The Only Punk Rocker in the VIllage’ at the Royal Spa Hotel in Lisdoonvarna, Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. Both performances begin at 8pm.