Wexford Arts Centre presents,
in association with First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival
Written & Performed by Michelle Dooley Mahon
Directed by Ben Barnes
The Scourge is a deeply moving and hilarious play about an ordinary small-town Irish family who are struggling to cope with their mother's illness as they visit her in the nursing home where she has spent the last years of her life.
This play is based on Michelle Dooley Mahon’s debut novel Scourged, a memoir dedicated to her late mother Siobhan, a Carlow woman, whose voice was sadly silenced by Alzheimer's disease. It takes a nostalgic look back at growing up in rural Ireland and Michelle's own personal battles with depression and diabetes, which she has written about with emotion and humour.
The Scourge was commissioned by Wexford Arts Centre with support from Artlinks.
The production is supported by Arts Council Ireland and Wexford County Council.