VETERAN NYC STAGE ACTOR BRINGS WRITING/DIRECTING DEBUT, “RORY AND THE DEVIL”, TO HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
May 23, 2019
Los Angeles, CA – Though there is some debate as to when “The Troubles” actually began, its blood-soaked legacy is one that has been ever-present in popular culture for over fifty-years. In truth, it’s only been just over twenty-years since the conflict abated with the Good Friday Agreement. “Rory and the Devil” takes the audience back to the early days of the ordeal, using a small, rural pub as the backdrop for a powerful piece of theatrical reckoning.
“I was inspired to tell this story by the engaging, yet often outlandish, stories told by my Irish American family,” says writer/director David McElwee. McElwee, a successful New York stage actor, decided Hollywood Fringe Festival was the perfect venue for his writing and directing debut: “I have come to the conclusion that not much is needed to tell a great story: a dirty pint glass can become a chalice; a wet umbrella can become an antique rifle…these are principles of doing a show at Hollywood Fringe.”