Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th November 2021 @ 8pm.. ..
"Waiting for Wifi".. ..
Written and performed by Jessica Courtney Leen.. ..
Returning by popular demand.. ..
Maggie is the girl whose life you love to hate, as she sifts effortlessly through South America on the back of her successful travel blog. Except for the fact that it’s 2023 and Maggie is actually still in her bedroom since 2020 when she developed agoraphobia during lockdown.. ..
Surviving on Tesco home delivery and working as an online GAA content curator, she has her family and friends fooled into believing she is living her best global life, while she runs a fake blog from the green screen in her bedroom. But tonight, when the power goes and the only world she exists in disappears, an interrupted Maggie must weather her own existential storm.. ..
A comedic, all-baring glance into the mind of an extroverted introvert desperate for a connection.. ..
Waiting for Wifi is a one woman, empty space piece of physical theatre that breaks the mould of conventional theatre and opens audiences up to an everyday life story in an abstract way. It touches on the themes of mental health and social media in a darkly comedic way, showing the existential crisis of Cork girl, Maggie. In a non-sensical sense-making stream of consciousness that comes to life on stage, this is a bold, fast paced, unusually scripted and physically daring piece of modern theatre that is, in a way, Beckettian in intent and a modern hat tip to Beckett’s Godot.. ..
Waiting For Wifi uses both voiceover and a live variety multi-character performance to bring this one woman show to full fruition. As a musician, the writer and performer – Jessica Leen – enjoys using sound in creative ways but also enjoys the simplicity of one actor on an empty stage performing everything themselves with finely tuned mime, vocal impressions and strong performance physicality.. ..
Duration: 50 minutes.