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 Posted: Tue May 31st, 2016 08:14 pm
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After a wonderful tour through Ireland, we have landed back in Canada running.

Flush Ink Productions
The Theatre That Thinks Outside The Theater
Took Grace and Rosie to Ireland
And had an amazing tour from as far north as Cavan
To the south-west Island of Bere Island in Cork.
And now - TORONTO!

Written and Directed by Paddy Gillard-Bentley

Performed by Julia Krauss (Grace Gifford Plunkett)
and Rosemary Doyle (Rosie O'Leary)
Design by Katharine Mills

What can you say to the love of your life in ten minutes, just before he is executed?

This is 2016 – The Centenary of The Easter Rising. The whole of Ireland is celebrating, remembering, and we are honoured to be celebrationing with them.

TICKETS - $20 (416) 845-9411


What the audience said...

"The second scene is so simple and real that no description could do it justice. It MUST be seen. This is theatre."

~ Eammon O’Shiel (Actor) Wicklow, Ireland


FACEBOOK EVENT HERE
https://www.facebook.com/events/610698855762276/

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I read this play and it is absolutely stunning.

And not just because it is about the Irish Rebellion against the British, though that is the setting.

This is a loving and highly emotionally charged play about two people caught in the iron-chains and guns of World History.

There are few plays or novels where a hard-hearted person such as myself gets tears in his eyes and cries. (One work was during my reading of Bernard Malamud's novel, "The Fixer" about a Jew unjustly prisoned in Tsarist Russia. My heart actually seemed to stop!)

It is a stunning and painful depiction of two people in love with each other being caught in a the violent maelstrom of the politics of World History. Can the faltering British Empire be greater than two people in love? The long-justified Irish Revolution set the stages for even more long-simmering and justified Revolutions against Colonialism and Kingdoms in World History. It set the stage for Democracies world wide.

This beautiful and deeply emotionally complex and most painful - and surprisingly charming - play brings it down to two lovers in jail cell held - literally and painfully and most cruelly - inches apart during a prime, revolutionary moment in World History.

It is a profound work.

Best,

IMR

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Whoa.

The kindest words.

Thank you so much, IMR

Not just for your perfect description, but for reading it in the first place.

Paddy

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