Category - Theatre Date - Friday, September 14, 2018 8:00 pm
DATE: Friday, September 14th, 2018
Dublin based Killarney Actor Donal Courtney’s one man show “God has no country” tells the story of the struggles encountered by Kerrryman Monsignor Hugh O’ Flaherty and his colleagues in Rome during the Second World War. The story follows O’Flaherty’s torment as he has to decide to act in defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists. The play also reflects on his upbringing and education in Killarney and how joining the priesthood protecting him from involvement in The War of Independence. Told with humour and sensitivity, “God has no country” aims to bring the heroic deeds and achievements of this extraordinary man to a wider audience.
God has no Country has been staged in a variety of venues across Ireland and is published as a dramatic text for the English Curriculum book Spirals published by EdCo.
“Courtney deftly illustrates O’Flaherty’s deep love for Killarney….. in a series of short, spritely-paced scenes, which deliberately nuance the Monsignor’s infamous sharp, confident stride.” – Dr. Fiona Brennan
“Courtney brilliantly takes the audience through the Monsignor’s journey” – Kerry’s Eye