21:30, Tue 8th – Sat 12th November 2011 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 5
Bird Pie A rural massacre! Singing corpses! And pie!
On a farm far from anywhere a family is brutally killed. While bumbling police mishandle vital evidence, the gory corpses begin to dance and sing... This delicately judged drama jumps between the present time of the murders, and a poignant exploration of one childhood gone awry. With an audaciously shifting tonal range, a grotesque musical comedy meets a brutal exposé of love, loss and factory farming. What dark secrets is the schizophrenic sister holding back from her analyst? What sociopathic intimacies does the brother reveal on a camping trip in Snowdonia? What epiphanies have been so long hidden in the chicken shed? And what has any of this to do with pie? These questions and many others are answered by the outrageously daring winner of the 2011 John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan 'Other' Prize: Bird Pie!