‘a thrilling dystopian western, ushers the audience into a world that’s long since given up on responsibilities, and encourages the same of its audience’ – Exeunt Magazine
‘There is a narrative running through the cinematic scenes that occur in different parts of the warehouse, but this piece is more about atmosphere and feeling. It’s like we’re wandering between a David Lynch set and a music video’ – The Irish Examiner
Neon John is trying to get gone – an unwilling anti-hero in a fallen world. But what revenge do they seek & who will pay? Because everything of value costs something.
Enter the Soiled Dove saloon, grab a drink, a dab and have some fun while the rest are hung. The Devil plays the music that drives us wild. The Preacher munches Love Doves. The Sheriff maintains law, order and hedonism. The Prostitute is the moral compass for the whole damn town. The Rainman wants the madness to end… making him the bad guy? Only there are no good guys left.
Part rave, part theatre, this highly anticipated collaboration between Cork artists Conflicted Theatre & Peter Power is an immersive experience like no other.
Presented at The Cork Midsummer Festival and The Dublin Fringe Festival 2017
Neon Western is supported by an Arts Council Theatre Project Creation Award. Development supported by an Arts Council Theatre Project Development Award & MAKE, an artist development programme and residency initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre and Theatre Forum.