Coming next from Corrib Theatre
Our New Girl
by Nancy Harris
A reading at Artists Repertory Theatre
Directed by Gemma Whelan **
Monday evenings at 7:30, April 27, May 4 & 11
Paige A McKinney
Michael O’Connell *
Nikki Weaver *
Our New Girl is a startling psychological drama about the darker side of modern parenthood. Behind the shiny door of Hazel Robinson’s immaculate London home, things aren’t as good as they look. Her plastic surgeon husband, Richard, has embarked on his latest charitable mission to Haiti, leaving the heavily pregnant Hazel to cope with a failing business and a problem son. When an Irish nanny arrives unannounced on her doorstep, Hazel finds her home under the shadow of a seemingly perfect stranger, and one who has an agenda of her own. Our New Girl had its US premiere at New York’s Atlantic Theater in May 2014 following a sold out, extended run at London’s Bush Theatre in 2012.
Nancy Harris, a Dublin playwright, now living in London, was nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn award and Best New Drama at the Irish Theatre Awards in 2012 for her play No Romance. She was also awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature along with the Stewart Parker New Playwright Bursary Award in 2012.
* Member, Actors Equity Association
** Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society