Events Imeachtaí

Midwife of a Nation Midwife of a Nation

  • Start / Tús:
  • 08.03.16
  • End / Críoch:
  • 12.03.16
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Carnation Theatre presents an hour-long performance, unearthing the dramatic role played by Cumann na mBan during the Easter Rising.

Cuirfidh Carnation Theatre taispeántas uair a chloig i láthair, ina thugtar chun solais ról suntasach Chumann na mBan le linn Éirí Amach na Cásca.

The performance brings to life the characters of 1916 in a coherent, humanizing and entertaining way. Picture if you will, a woman with a Red Cross flag in one hand and a White flag in the other, emerging from the door of a building in Moore Street. Meet Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell, midwife at Holles Street Maternity Hospital. She is taking the offer of surrender to the British barricade on Moore Street... This is the starting framework story for the show. Other characters will emerge like Countess Markievicz, Louise Gavan-Duffy and Margaret Skinnider.

Questions will be posed: How was the Cumann formed? What motivated these extraordinary women to join? What happened to them after The Rising? All the time, the narrative of the story will move back in time, explaining, documenting and highlighting the connection between history, drama and even celebration.

Cuireann an taispeántas brí agus anam i bpearsana 1916 ar bhealach soiléir, daonna agus saoithiúil.
Picture if you will, a woman with a Red Cross flag in one hand and a White flag in the other, emerging from the door of a building in Moore Street. Meet Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell, midwife at Holles Street Maternity Hospital. She is taking the offer of surrender
to the British barricade on Moore Street... Is é seo bunchreatlach an scéil atá sa taispeántas. Tiocfaidh pearsana eile chun cinn, leithéidí na Cuntaoise Markievicz, Louise Gavan-Duffy agus Margaret Skinnider.

Spreagfar ceisteanna: Cén chaoi ar bunaíodh an Cumann? Céard a spreag na mná suaithinseacha seo chun ballraíocht a ghlacadh ann? Céard a bhí i ndán dóibh i ndiaidh an Éirí Amach? Rachaidh an scéal siar ar an tréimhse, agus déanfar an nasc idir stair, drámaíocht agus ceiliúradh féin a mhíniú, a dhoiciméadú agus béim a leagan air.

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