Play shows the power of positivity over adversity

Christine Clare.

A WOMAN’S positivity in the face of adversity is just one element in a powerful and moving show bound for the Alley Theatre next month.

Featuring the acting talents of East Belfast’s Christine Clare, ‘May the Road Rise Up’ depicts party girl Mia’s trials and tribulations on the bumpy path to adulthood. 

With a wry wit and an endearing positivity, this black comedy is sure to have the audience laughing, empathising and rooting for Mia in her bid to succeed in life.

Starring in the one woman show, Christine Clare is looking forward to delivering a unique message to the people of Strabane. 

“The play is very relatable and I am certain it will strike a chord with the people of Strabane,” she said. “The play is very intimate and audiences are given an access-all-areas insight into the character of Mia, whom despite what life throws at her, remains positive and smiling throughout.”

With this, Christine says she is privileged to be involved in a play that addresses a wide range of social issues.

“Mia starts off as a party girl but ends up falling on hard times, and ends up on the streets. This shows us just how quickly this can happen to anyone, and I feel Mia’s message of positivity and hope endears throughout. 

“Overall, it is a privilege to present the message that hard times are only temporary.”

Last week, ‘May the Road Rise Up’ opened in the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences. With the show bound for the Alley Theatre in April, Christine feels that audiences of all sizes will appreciate what the performance has to offer.

“Overall, I would perform this to one person or 1,000. It is a beautiful play and I am keen to show it to whoever wants to see it. I am looking forward to coming to Strabane and giving audiences an experience they won’t forget.” 

• ‘May the Road Rise Up’ will come to The Alley Theatre on Thursday April 19. Tickets are on sale now. 

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