'A new play by one of Ireland''s most astute young writers. This is the problem with love - it is so fucking unpalatable Every disease I have is caused by love, loving other people too much. Bald, injured, flawed people - you love them and crucify yourself.
Francis is so busy promoting his new novel that he hasn''t written it yet, while his partner Magda is too busy mourning the death of her dad to notice that Francis is wandering off with the next model sensation - Java. Their friend Chick has been asked to come up with a sexy shout line for the latest recruitment drive by the Christian brothers while his brother, who is also a monk, has been found absconding in an Easter bunny outfit in the local mall. Hilary Fannin''s new play is a soul-searching satire on the incongruous lives of twenty- somethings in contemporary Dublin. Doldrum Bay is published to tie in with the Abbey Theatre production at the Peacock in May 2003.'