PRIMAL A New Play by Ciarán Collins at Cork Arts Theatre "Entertaining...engaging.
This powerplay between two generations is already packing a punch."
"PRIMAL is a new play by award-winning Cork writer Ciarán Collins, author of bestselling novel ‘The Gamal’, and the theatrical debut of award-winning screen director Shaun O Connor.
Set in the offices of academia, the story begins with a professor, a student, and a simple accusation of plagiarism. But as the narrative unfolds it becomes clear that there’s much more at stake — for both parties.
PRIMAL is a brutally honest examination of male relationships and power hierarchies, exploring the potential for darkness inside everyone – and how easily the veneer of civility can be wiped away when someone is pushed to their limits.
This tense drama, punctuated by distinctly Cork humour, builds to a stunning conclusion that will leave audiences discussing it long after the performance has ended.
Starring two of Ireland's finest actors: Jack Walsh (The Tudors, Killinaskully, Fair City) and Tommy Harris (The Young Offenders, Wet Paint, Rebellion).