Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane.
King tells the story of Luther, a man from Cork named in honour of his Granny Bee Baw’s hero, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Luther only leaves his apartment for essential journeys, and to perform as an Elvis impersonator. The play explores prejudice, privilege, and isolation, as Luther struggles to live life to the full.
Fishamble and Pat Kinevane have previously collaborated on five award-winning solo plays, two of which, ‘Silent’ and ‘Before’, have played to great acclaim to JHISS audiences at The Market Place Theatre. His performances have won major international awards including Olivier, Herald Archangel, and Adelaide Fringe. They have been called ‘brilliant’ [Irish Times], ‘extraordinary’ [New York Times] and ‘mesmerising’ [Sydney Morning Herald]. Now, Fishamble and Pat Kinevane, under the direction of Jim Culleton, and with music by Denis Clohessy, return with this very special fifth solo play.