Friday 31st March | 8pm
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The award-nominated “Bring Me Back Alive” by writer Patricia McCann is is a thought provoking story set in a youth centre in modern day Dublin about Teenage Suicide.Set entirely in the youth centre it is a conversation piece between six young people after the loss of their friend by suicide. The play highlights the warning signs to look for in a person contemplating suicide, the need for more mental health services and the devastating effects that suicide has on family and friends.One of the main themes of “Bring Me Back Alive” is hope; to show that there is hope, there is an alternative. The play is written in as light hearted way as possible in order to give hope to those who need it the most.
Patricia McCann expressed her delight about the play being brought to Cork at a recent workshop on the play, and its meaning, with some students from Ghaelcholáiste Mhuire (an A.G)
“I am passionate about this play when I wrote it I had an idea that it was something special but to see the emotional and positive response it has received in Dublin and other parts of Leinster it has really blown me away. I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to bring the play to Cork. A lot of credit has to go to the support of Shine A Light, The Firkin Crane Theatre and The Maldron Hotel and Printability. Without their funding and expert local knowledge we would not be able to put “Bring me back alive” on in Cork”
This will be the 7th performance of this wonderful play, and anyone who has seen it had only positive comments to make and the benefits it has made to people.
Speaking on behalf of Shine a Light Ann Long (Chair person) spoke of the need for more discussion around the subject of suicide and mental health and how she hopes the play will promote this
“More open discussion about suicide and mental health is one way to let people know we are willing to talk about, and help, with a persons’ thoughts of suicide before they become actions. We are hoping that this play will open up a conversation about mental health across many different groups in the community”and Ms. Long when on to reiterate: “Remember it is conversations, for example: taking a minute to check in with a friend, that can make all the difference, talking can help save a life”
Performed by: Raising Issues
Presented by: Shine A Light