The Long Wet Grass is a meditation on the power of violence, fanaticism and human connections in 1980s Ireland. The setting is Callow Lake (Co. Mayo) three hours from the war in Belfast although that conflict is an integral part of the play.
The Long Wet Grass is one of three interrelated plays that make up The McGowan Trilogy which was first produced by nancy manocherian’s the cell in 2014. The Trilogy won awards for Best Design, Best Director (Kira Simring) and Best Actress for Anna Nugent in her role in The Long Wet Grass. The McGowan Trilogy was part of Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival in New York in 2014. The McGowan Trilogy play was published by Arlen House.
@ Hudson Valley Writers' Center (Sleepy Hollow)
($10 / $8 at the door)