The Abbey Theatre and Gina Moxley, in association with Pan Pan
The Patient Gloria
28 September - 6 October 2018
Dates: 28 September – 6 October
On the Peacock Stage
Preview: 28 September
Tickets: €25 / Conc. €20
Early Bird tickets available until 13 August.
To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 226
Female desire is still a handful. The Patient Gloria is a new work by Gina Moxley, inspired by the 1965 films Three Approaches To Psychotherapy, also known as The Gloria Films.
1964, California. A nine year old girl, Pammy, asks the question, “Mommy, did you ever go to bed with anyone besides daddy?” The child’s mother, Gloria, recently divorced and struggling with her new single status, lies “No, honey.” Gloria later wrote in her diary “What was I supposed to say? Of course, dear. Everyone does? Oh shit.”
Gloria’s discomfort with her own sexual desire, her trying to be good but wanting to be bad, became central to the 1965 films Three Approaches to Psychotherapy, also known as The Gloria Films. The films were intended for academic purposes but given a cinema and TV release, betraying the privacy of the patient Gloria.
This is a timely meditation on female desire in a new political context where misogyny is the winning ticket. Things could get messy. Very messy indeed.
- Cast: Gina Moxley
- Cast: Liv O’Donoghue
- Writer: Gina Moxley
- Directer: John McIlduff