Fred & Alice
A CallBack Theatre presentation
West Cork Fit-up Festival, 2013
LOVE IN THE TIME OF OCD
by John Sheehy
Written and Directed by John Sheehy
Performed by Ciaran Bermingham and Cora Fenton
Produced by CallBack Theatre
Running Time: 50mins – no interval
It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world. But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you really need are 2 tennis rackets, disproportionate reactions to minor accidents, an immature coping strategy and each other.
Fred and Alice first met in the home. It wasn’t really a home but Fred always called it a home because that was where he lived, and if you are not living at home then where are you? It was love at first sight for Alice. Fred didn’t talk to her again for years but then eventually Fred got used to her and it was love at first sight for him too.
From their days in care, to independent living, Fred and Alice negotiate the perils and pitfalls of life and love.
“a charming encounter led by an encouraging, unconventional melody”
The Irish Times
“Sheehy’s conclusive script and strong characterisations evoke a deep engagement with the audience as humour and wit rally the sombre undertones of Fred and Alice’s story”
“Lively, imaginative and life affirming”
Irish Theatre Magazine