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'Of this Brave Time' performance, New York
Irish Arts Center presents
Of This Brave Time
Written and Directed by Jimmy Murphy
Sunday, April 24 | 2:30 pm
at Pier A, 22 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004
Staged Reading Commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising
“If after years, if years find us together, how we shall tell each other the old tale of this brave time…”
The Sentimentalist – Tomás Mac Donagh
What questions would you ask if you could speak to someone who experienced Easter 1916 first hand?
How did it feel? Why were you there? Were you scared?
Of This Brave Time is based on eye witness testimonies, taken from Fearghal McGarry’s book Rebels: Voices from the Easter Rising.
Jimmy Murphy has woven these stories together, giving voice to those who lived through the Rising. Join us for a staged reading of this eye-opening work.
Narrator: Jacqueline Antaramian
Woman 1: Geraldine Hughes
Woman 2: Charlene McKenna
Man 1: Nasser Faris
Man 2: Leon Addison Brown
Man 3: Phil Burke
Stage Manager: Sean McCain
Of This Brave Time is an Abbey Theatre commission and premiered on the Peacock stage in 2015. Presented with kind permission of the Abbey Theatre.