Ask Too Much of Me follows young people living together outside the law in the turbulent first half of 2018. They have a lot of questions and few answers, meaning they live by faith even if they don’t live by god. The National Youth Theatre features a talented young ensemble cast of sixteen from all over Ireland with cast members from Cork, Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Monaghan, Wexford and Wicklow.
Artistic Director Veronica Coburn and playwright Dylan Coburn Gray, a former National Youth Theatre participant, have created a new play around the idea of faith with NYT.
“When I was in The Seagull, the National Youth Theatre show 2009, I felt incredibly lucky. All the same, now, I think I didn’t know how lucky I was. Being a member of Dublin Youth Theatre, auditioning for this big scary Chekhov with a big scary director – in the big scary Abbey, no less! – starting to write plays myself; it laid the track for my entire adult life. Veronica, my mother, was in the 1984 NYT show: Our Town, the second ever. I think she feels similar. It’s gorgeous to be working together, mother and son, writer and director, with a gorgeous group of young people.It’s a real honour to get to see it all happen again, through their eyes as well as our own.” – Writer Dylan Coburn Gray
Until Saturday August 24