Category - Theatre Date - Friday, April 19, 2019 8:00 pm
DATE: Friday, 19th April, 2019
Welcome to the Stranger
Written by Rua Breathnach
Directed by Rémi Beelprez
Fri 19th April, 8pm
Ballina Dramatic Society in association with 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 19 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 … draws you gently and with grim humour, into the lived experience of the Famine.” Eoghan Harris, Sunday Independent
“With a strikingly original staging by [Belgian director] Rémi Beelprez, this production re-imagines the Famine from the perspective of a uniquely-place outsider.” West Cork People
Tickets: €12. Early booking advised.
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*Welcome to the Stranger is suitable for children 10+*