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BREWERY LANE THEATRE
& ARTS CENTRE
This May, Brewery Lane Theatre & Arts Centre will host three FREE events
as part of the nationwide Bealtaine Programme :
Tuesday 8th May 8:15pm FILM - "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967)
A daughter arrives home to announce to her parents that she is about to wed a
brilliant research physician, who is black. This creates considerable social
turmoil for the upper-middle-class family. The young man tells the parents that unless
they give their unreserved consent he will not marry their daughter.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, directed by Stanley Kramer and written by
William Rose, is an exploration of the limits of racial tolerance disguised as a
Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn lead an all star cast
Tuesday 22nd May 8:15pm FILM - "Sully" (2016)
On January 15, 2009, just moments after takeoff, US Airways Flight 1549 made a forced
water landing in New York City’s icy cold Hudson River. The poise and skill of Captain
Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ensured the safety of all 155 passengers and crew.
Shortly after, investigators used computer simulations to charge Sullenberger and his
co-pilot with having put the passengers and the plane needlessly at risk.
Clint Eastwood, working from a superbly structured script by Todd Komarnicki, tells
the story of Sullenberger’s multiple ordeals with economy and precision, achieving a
tone that echoes its protagonist’s grace under pressure. In 40 years of cinematic
storytelling, Eastwood has been obsessed with the mysterious coexistence of the heroic
and the ordinary. In Tom Hanks, he has found the perfect performing partner - sober,
self-deprecating, self-effacing to embody that theme.
Friday 25th May 8:15pm SHOW - "The Six Marys"
THE SIX MARYS - presented by Jean Farrell - is a nostalgic, hilarious and
bitter-sweet play that weaves the story of six girls born in 1950's Ireland and
christened Mary. Presented through diary excerpts and interspersed with songs
and soundtracks from the eras, The Six Marys depicts the social history of the time :
the stork; the comics & the catechism; the nuns, the processions and the gym slips;
the hops, the hopes and the "big Day"; the babies, the teenagers and the reality.
This journey of self discovery is laced with one-liners guaranteed to have you in stitches.
Duration 50 minutes
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