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October 24, 2011

Irish Playwright Finds A Way To Defeat Recession

An Irish playwright has announced a competition open to French language theatre companies to stage his play Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre.

Declan Dunne ("dd") is putting up 2,000 euros (£1,700) in prize money and has advertised the competition on a website - www.palaisroyalbrume.com.

"Theatre companies are, like everyone else, finding it difficult to make ends meet in this recession, " Dunne said. "Staging a play by an unknown playwright is a risky business in boom times and a potentially door-closing scenario when theatre audiences are feeling the pinch."

He said he got the idea from watching a BBC documentary on Terence Rattigan (The Story of Terence Rattigan - A very Modern Playwright) who put up some of his own money to stage First Episode.

"I just hope that I can repeat Rattigan's successful idea and, indeed, that it will also be followed by French without tears."

Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre concerns a mysterious Mr. Brume who invades the lives of several customers who frequent a café in Paris.

The website includes details of how to enter the competition and has links to the Facebook page of each character. Closing date is 31 January, 2012.

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