Low in the Dark
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume The Crack in the Emerald
First Staged:
Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 1989

Low in the Dark

By Marina Carr
Published in volume The Crack in the Emerald

A mother and daughter bicker over who has just given birth. A couple discuss building walls and baking buns in the oven. A man gets pregnant.

Marina Carr's witty and absurdist play Low in the Dark dismantles the myths of motherhood and exposes the sexism of language and religious imagery.

It was first staged by Crooked Sixpence Theatre Company at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in October 1989.

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