The Big Deal at Project Arts Centre – preview
The Big Deal premiered at the Kilkenny Arts Festival earlier this year to fantastic reviews. Written by the extremely talented Una McKevitt, The Big Deal tells the story of a friendship between two women as they both undergo the same enormous change in their lives – a sex change from the male bodies they were born in to the female bodies they belong in.
It’s 10.30pm on Tuesday night. I have just finished your recent email. You are now on the way to recovery. You are here now as you should have been and will be until the day you die. So whilst I struggle slowly onward and upward, you are already there.
The Big Deal is a true to life tale scripted from real life scenarios, from original material provided by a variety of contributors including journals, poems, songs and interviews. It is happy as much as sad, and surprisingly uplifting despite the complete upheaval, heartbreak and physical pain both Cathy and Deborah endure. If you never really understood gender identity disorders, you see it from a very personal and intimate aspect here. The occasional song, dance and outburst of music keep the pace moving on a very simple set and Úna Kavanagh and Shani Williams keep the audiences attention at all times with their on-stage bond and presence.
The Big Deal runs in Project Arts Centre from 31st October to 5th November nightly at 8,15pm and tickets are €12-16. You can book here or by calling 01 881 9613. Tickets for tonight, Halloween night are just €10.00.