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Of This Brave Time



 

 

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.

 

 

 



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A Celebration of the Irish and New York 

April 24 | 1 PM - 6 PM | at Pier A, 22 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004

Celebration of the Irish and New York: a very special afternoon of events featuring Irish-American music, dance, film, theatre, food, lectures and much more. 

The 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising will have particular resonance in the United States.

Five of the seven signatories to the Proclamation of Independence spent periods of time in the U.S. that significantly influenced their thinking and actions. The U.S. is the only foreign country specifically mentioned in the Proclamation; it has the greatest concentration of our Diaspora; and the contemporary ties are of extraordinary depth and breadth. Whilst the anniversary will be particularly significant for the 33.3 million U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry, the narrative of the Rising also resonates with a broader American public who hold dear the principles of freedom, independence and self-determination.

Irish American organizations in the Greater New York area have come together under the leadership of Professor Maureen Murphy of Hofstra University, to organize a rich and collaborative program of commemorative events that will shed new light on the transatlantic context of the Easter Rising and celebrate the Irish contribution to mainstream New York and the strong Irish American community in the region.


 


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