I Cannot Name
Three women. All different. Connected only by the intensity of their wildly dissimilar desires.
Unrequited love for an aloof, narcissistic older woman . . . an obsession with a partner’s former lover, intense enough to verge into the erotic . . . a yearning to bear a child, to create a companion and break out of a painful seclusion. Through their letters, their voices join each other across time, in an attempt to give name to their desires.
SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
SUITABLE FOR AGES 14 PLUS
DURATION: 20 MINS
Filmed in June 2021, the world premiere of A Thing I Cannot Name will be streamed by Irish National Opera via the West Cork Literary Festival on 27 July 2021 at 7pm. This event will include an introduction to the work by Amanda Feery and Megan Nolan in conversation with Julie Kelleher followed by a screening of the opera. The event will take place on Zoom.
“Nolan’s raw and uncannily insightful writing glimmers in a way that will shed new light onto wounds both healed and open . . . She tells the truth about obsession and drains it of all allure” - New York Times
“Amanda Feery’s 'It’s in the trees, it’s coming', inspired by Kate Bush’s 'Hounds of Love', was the richest discovery of Crash Ensemble’s Free State 12 programme” - The Irish Times
FILMED AT THE COMPLEX, DUBLIN.
AUDIO RECORDED AT WINDMILL LANE STUDIOS, DUBLIN
Cast and Creative Team
|Set and Costume Designer||Jack Scullion|
|Lighting Designer||Stephen Dodd|
|Double Bass||Caimin Gilmore|
|Electric Guitar||Barry O'Halpin|