Makaronik - Drama by Aisling Ghéar
It’s the year 2084 in a world where ‘The Empire’ reigns supreme. Most European languages are forbidden. We’re introduced to the menacing wilderness that was once Belfast. Makaronik, the last woman standing, has been instructed by ‘The Empire’ to wrap up her archive and send back all remnants of the Irish language for ‘storage’. Diarmuid and Gráinne, two high level officials, arrive to ensure that all goes smoothly and that Makaronik comes back with them….. but will it all go as smoothly as planned? Futuristic, yet rooted in an ancient tradition - think of Beckett’s Endgame, Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner, with just a hint of The Matrix . Makaronik by Dave Duggan asks big questions - about the relentless drive of technology, as it makes the world seem smaller. It asks, what are we losing out on? It’s also a story about home, security, and the basic human need to create family and community, even under the most alien of circumstances.
A struggle that is at the beating heart of Makaronik.