Ruti Lachs is best known in Cork as piano accordionist with klezmer band The Fireflies, and more recently, trombonist with Quangodelic. She is also a music teacher and community musician.
During her week at TDC, Ruti is developing her original solo show Sideways on Planet Piano. With directorship from actor Dominic Moore, and with help from lighting engineer Kieran Curtin, and Paul Facey-Hunter, she will develop various aspects of the script, and the musical and theatrical performance.
Sideways on Planet Piano is the musical story of an ordinary single woman who parties, brings up her son, has various relationships, and struggles with huge problems - like what to do next. This one hour show, written and performed by Ruti Lachs, is by turns moving, challenging, and hilarious. The melodic elements draw on klezmer, folk, and blues styles.
A musical cautionary tale for parents and wannabe parents, and adult offspring. Not suitable for children!
Come check out the Ruti’s WIP sharing Friday at 6pm in the TDC!