Final rehearsals tomorrow before the opening of the new Cork lesbian play, Ordinary Love, in the Cork Arts Theatre on Wednesday 19 March 2014. After all the hard work and rehearsals we are all excited, and a little nervous, about finally performing in front of an audience. No pressure!!
The play is basically a love story, with Sara looking back over key moments in her life and her relationship with her partner Clarissa. In many ways it’s a universal love story, but it also explores some of the challenges that lesbians can sometimes have to deal with, in school, with our families, in society.
The play has been written collaboratively by the Linc Drama Group, drawing on our own experiences and the stories we wanted to tell. There are too few plays, stories, films which are written, performed and directed by lesbian and bisexual women. Lesbians and bisexual women are too often absent from and invisible in mainstream culture and when we do appear we are often distorted by misinformation, misinterpretation and stereotypes. I would hope that this play will redress this in some little way and that it will resonate with audiences, queer and straight!