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Car Show 3


  • Playwright


  • Author Notes

    Various authors.
  • Setting

    Four parked cars.

  • Notes

    Car Show involves four concurrent performances, each set in a different car. An audience of three witnesses each fifteen minute performance. Car Show 3 comprises Generations devised by Alan King and Colin Thornton under the direction of Darren Thornton; Trunk Call devised by Veronica Coburn with Emmet Kirwan and Elizabeth Duffy; Solid by Eugene O'Brien; and Charlotte's Web devised by Karen Egan and Tom Murphy under the direction of Annie Ryan.

  • Synopsis

    Solid: Dot com couple. Business in trouble. Dinner party in two hours that could save the day. Confessions exchanged. Things may never be the same.

    Trunk Call: A couple engage in wacky antics and bondage to boot.

    Generations: A touching break-up between a Trekkie and his young lover.

    Charlotte’s Web: A Lithuanian dish washer pours his heart out to a waitress, who confesses her love.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Series of short individual plays

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Each play comprises two characters.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    12 November 2001

  • Producer

    Produced by Draíocht and The Corn Exchange

  • Original Venue


  • Venue Notes

    Car Show was performed in four parked cars outside the venue.

Original Cast  
'Charlotte's Web' - Jokubus Tom Murphy (2)
'Generations' - Bernard Alan King
'Generations' - Paul Colin Thornton
'Trunk Call' - Betty Elizabeth Duffy
'Trunk Call' - Emmet Emmet Kirwan
'Solid' - Brian Peter Gaynor
'Solid' - Aideen Norma Sheahan
'Charlotte's Web' - Charlotte Karen Egan
Production Team  
Director Annie Ryan
Director Darren Thornton
Director Veronica Coburn
Director Charlie Bonner
Producer Jenny Huston
Production Manager Marjolijn Venema

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Corn Exchange

  • Address

    15 Harcourt Terrace
    Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.