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Vespertilio

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  2m

Barry McStay

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary

“So there’s a theory that we all have a finite number of heartbeats. We all have a billion heartbeats to live. Humans, cats, dogs, rats – all our hearts beat at different speeds but we all have the same amount. A clock with a billion ticks.”

Inspired by the incredible true story of the last greater mouse-eared bat living in Britain, Vespertilio explores the tender romance between introverted bat-enthusiast Alan and Josh, the charming young runaway he meets in an abandoned railway tunnel. As their relationship develops, these two damaged men might fix one another. If only a little. Vespertilio is a story of love, loneliness and bats, an exploration of the difference between merely surviving and truly living.

Cast Attributes
  • All Male
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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“...effortlessly engaging two-hander.” – The Irish Times

“...there’s a wistful charm that pulls the audience in...” – The Irish Times

“... Barry McStay’s script is very funny...” – The Reviews Hub

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