Enemy Of The Republic (* A not-so-historical comedy)
Wednesday 1st November, 8pm (Doors 7pm) The Moat Theatre, Naas, Co. Kildare
‘It is ordered that a time of national mourning be proclaimed
all amusements be suspended, all theatres and places of
public amusement be closed. Anyone refusing will be treated
as an enemy of the republic’
It is 1923. Playwright Malachy Sweeney has been thwarted for ten years in his efforts to stage his brand new play. As the Civil War draws to a close, the IRA’s Amusements Order looks like foiling his plans yet again – until he alights on a ‘brilliant’ scheme! Inspired by his hero, WB Yeats – who wins the Nobel Prize in the same year – Sweeney is determined that the show must go on.
A Darn Skippy Productions project. Written by Gerard O’Shea, directed by Lianne O’Shea. Supported by Kildare Decade of Commemorations and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-23 initiative.
Book through: The Moat Theatre