1st IRISH 2022 PRESENTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF BLOODY SUNDAY WITH IRISH ARTS CENTER 50 YEARS TO THE DAY ON SUNDAY
Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 7:00pm EST
Origin Theatre Company and the Irish Arts Center are jointly presenting a star-studded commemorative reading of Richard Norton-Taylor’s “Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Enquiry” to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a seismic turning point in the history of Northern Ireland.
The Saville Enquiry (set up as part of the Northern Ireland Peace Process in 1998 and lasting until 2004), heard evidence from over 1000 witnesses and participants in the shocking violence that took place on Sunday January 30, 1972 during a peaceful anti-internment march in Derry, Northern Ireland. On that day 13 civil rights marchers were shot dead, and another 13 wounded by British soldiers. The New York-based Irish actor Ciaran Byrne directs the reading of Norton-Taylor’s play, in its first public performance in the US.
The cast includes: Hamish Allan-Headley, Billy Carter, Mazvita Chanakira, Una Clancy, Roger Clark, Terry Donnelly, Grainne Duddy, John Duddy, Geraldine Hughes, Labhaoise Magee, Shane McNaughton, Colin McPhillamy, Michael Mellamphy, Shauna Pinkett, Aidan Redmond, Tim Ruddy, Christa Scott-Reed, Cara Seymour, Sarah Street, and Zoe Watkins
“Today more than ever we value our ability to build bridges, break down divisions, and foster mutual respect,” says Origin Theatre Company’s artistic director Michael Mellamphy. “These are hard lessons learned through a crucible of blood during The Troubles, lessons that, sadly, need to be relearned every day in our increasingly polarized world.”
(“Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Enquiry” was originally produced by London’s Tricycle Theatre in 2005, and the touring production was staged memorably at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre, also in 2005).
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