D'Unbelievable is back in Kilkenny

Jon Kenny of D'Unbelievables back in Kilkenny with one-man show

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Joh Kenny plays Crowman in the upcoming one-man show in the Watergate Kilkenny

Joh Kenny plays Crowman in the upcoming one-man show in the Watergate Kilkenny

Crowman by playwright Katie Holly and performed by Jon Kenny takes to the Watergate stage on Thursday, May 30 at 8pm.
Set in a sparsely decorated kitchen, this intimate one-man show starring Jon Kenny ( D'Unbelievables) feels like a window into the soul of a lonely bachelor. Jon plays numerous characters both comic and tragic but the primary one is Dan, a man in his 50s who is living alone.
Dan, a crow-hating man who noisily tries to shoo the blighted birds away, measures out his life by the amount of funerals he has to attend every week. These funerals are social occasions with the added bonus of refreshments.

When he hears about the passing of a dear friend, he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons. The play is at times poignant and tragic but also has a warmth and humour as Jon slips seamlessly in and out of the many uproariously funny characters.
The people he depicts are surreal but tinged with tragedy and Jon plays each with his amazing ability of character acting and hilarious humour.
‘Kenny is brilliant in the role, conveying the gamut of emotions. Katie Holly's script is strong, conjuring up a life of quiet desperation’ - (Collette Sheridan, Irish Examiner)