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A paralytic presentation of murder, deceit and sexism. This series of stories, akin with a thin thread of correlation, attempt to prove whether its title holds true, that Love Is Dead Act 1: The Apple and the Tree drags through the meager life of Trevor. A young man burdened with the seemingly impossible task of convincing his relations that he has been raped, by two women. Despite his best efforts, he is disregarded as a cheater, liar and thief. Frustrated and suffocated, digging deeper, deeper, and farther still, he retreats to his den of iniquity, which is the worst decision he will ever make. The culmination of all his shame is paralleled with his father Walter, following closely in his deadly footsteps. Act 2: Two Minute Kenneth follows a seemingly incompatible couple through the rapid escalation of the imminent melancholy that is, a modern day relationship. Resorting to violence to solve their conflict, Eugene becomes torn between a confession or satisfying his own selfish desires. Sexism and jealousy fan the embers of this twisted tale of delusion, rage and murder. A tragedy that goes to show, you'll only reap just what you sow. Act 3: My Goldfish Loves Me but I Hate Your Guts ambles recklessly through a sinuous account of the life and misery of Maggie, an unhinged prostitute looking for retribution. Seemingly held together by the quizzical relationship with her beloved goldfish, Maggie indiscriminately stacks up her callers with no short of bloodshed. Chauvinism and tact drive her to resort to take matters into her own hands. Establishing a narrative that proves, a woman without a man is only as good as a fish without a gun.
About the Author
Seanie Sugrue is originally from Tralee, Co. Kerry in Ireland but has been living in New York City since 2005. In 2015 in collaboration with Amanda Martin, he founded Locked In The Attic Productions. Love is Dead! was the fourth play Seanie had written and directed in less than a year, all to an ecstatic reception from the company's loyal NYC following. Seanie is quickly becoming a reputable and talented writer and director. His stories are engaging and teeter precariously between the audiences emotions, touching on both the dramatic and tragic while focusing on raw and powerful themes that most would shy around. The Love Is Dead! movie is Sugrue's second feature film alongside his old friend and colleague Josh Folan of NYEH entertainment. For more information go to www.lockedintheatticproductions.com