Category - Theatre Date - Friday, April 19, 2019 8:00 pm
DATE: Friday, 19th April, 2019
WELCOME TO THE STRANGER
By Rua Breathnach
Directed by Rémi Beelprez
KEEPSAKETHEATRE presents WELCOME TO THE STRANGER – a new play inspired by the eye-witness accounts of an extraordinary American woman, Asenath Nicholson, who travelled through Ireland during the Great Famine.
For this unique production, playwright Rua Breathnach has teamed up with critically-acclaimed Belgian director, Rémi Beelprez. Using a cast of 16 non-professional actors, they have created an epic play that offers new perspectives on the most traumatic event in modern Irish history.
An article in the Irish Examiner about the production:
“Rua Breathnach’s epic play Welcome to the Stranger … with a superb local cast, draws you gently and with grim humour, into the lived experience of the Famine.” – Sunday Independent