“WE SHOULD NOT PRETEND TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD ONLY BY THE INTELLECT. THE JUDGEMENT OF THE INTELLECT IS ONLY PART OF THE TRUTH” - CARL JUNG
Lexi is a young, idealistic protester who has chained herself to an ancient oak tree, in the middle of a forest, which has been marked with an ‘X’. She is quickly joined by Jack, a jovial chain-saw wielding man, who seems amused by Lexi’s self-described mission not only to save the ancient tree but even to save Jack from himself – he has known these forests all his life and is seemingly unimpressed by the intervention of a city-dwelling outsider.
Their encounter becomes progressively tense as the friends Lexi claimed would return to untie her fail to appear. Jack tells Lexi all about the Dryads, cunning and seductive tree-nymphs who protect the forest. He tells Lexi he thinks she must be one of them and is not permitted to interfere with her mission to save the tree. Lexi is unsure whether he is out of his mind, playing games or whether this is his elaborate trap. She is left terrified and alone with the promise he will come back tomorrow.
JACK - LEANDER DEENY
Leander is a LAMDA trained actor, and published author. He won Best Actor (2001) and Best Supporting Actor (2002), at the OUDS New Writing Festival, and won the LAMDA poetry competition in 2003. He has worked extensively in theatre, most recently in the solo show TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE at the Edinburgh Festival. His work on screen includes CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, ATONEMENT, SKINS and a recurring role in HOLBY CITY.
Leander has just finished in THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN and THE ROVER, at the RSC.
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LEXI - KATHY ROSE O'BRIEN
Kathy Rose is a graduate of RADA and also of The Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Her first professional job was as Lulu in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party at Bristol Old Vic followed by the lead role in The Royal Court’s production of Leaves by Lucy Caldwell directed by Tony award-winning Druid Theatre director Garry Hynes. Kathy Rose was subsequently nominated for an Irish Theatre Award for this performance.
She performs regularly at THE ABBEY THEATRE and THE GATE and has acted at THE SPOLETO FESTIVAL in Charleston and in a number of musicals. In television, Kathy Rose has featured in series on ITV, BBC and RTE. Her recent film The LEGEND OF LONGWOOD is currently showing internationally at film festivals. In 2013 Kathy Rose was a speaker at The World Actors Forum in Dublin.
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