Derek Egan : The Plough and the Stars

Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time.
The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that sweeps through the city’s streets. A revolution that will shape the country’s future rages around them. What kind of Ireland awaits them? When The Plough and the Stars was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1926 the audience rioted. Now regarded as a masterpiece, Sean O’Casey’s provocative play is an essential part of our understanding of 1916.

By kind permission of Samuel French.

Thurs 27th – Sat 29th Oct, VISUAL, Carlow

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