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‘Eden’ by Rain, Rocks and Reeks will be performed this coming Thursday, May 14 at 8pm in the Ballina Arts Centre and in Kiltimagh Town Hall on Friday, May 22Two actors from central Mayo have started up a new theatre company called Rain, Rocks and Reeks. Paul Mekitarian, a Dublin native living in Cullintra, near Killawalla, and Hazel McLynn, a Sligo native living near Aghamore, have a simple aim: to bring drama to the four corners of the county.
Their first performance was on Saturday night last in the Town Hall in Galway. Next stop is Ballina Arts Centre next week followed by a show in Kiltimagh. The pair have chosen ‘Eden', an award-winning play written by Eugene O’Brien, as their first production. It will be performed at many other venues around the county during the summer. In an interview, Michael Duffy finds out what drove the two thespians to set up their own theatre company and their plans for the future.
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