Feb 7th 2017 – “Green & Blue” by Laurence McKeown - The Mall Arts Centre - 8.00pm
Directed by: Paula McFetridge
Produced by: KABOSH
Cast: Vincent Higgins and James Doran.
Third presentation in Youghal of the 2017 Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Fesival, ”Green & Blue” explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict. “At one point we took on a role that became an identity and that identity now defines us. We’re a uniform, not real people and rightly or wrongly we now view the world from that perspective.”
Based on an oral archive of serving RUC and An Garda Síochána officers, the production fuses theatre and film to look at the person behind the uniform and the different experiences of two individuals on either side of a line in the ground.
Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion.
“What is striking is the power of the play to engage with the audience with reflections on the border and identities” – Northern Ireland Foundation
“A drama of substantial insight and revelation… a life affirming celebration of the end of the dark days of a hard border” – The Reviews Hub
“Green & Blue is a thoughtful, challenging and entertaining dramatisation of an oral history, casting light on police officers lives as they saw it” – Culture Northern Ireland
Admission: Adult – €15.00. Concession: Student & Senior – €12.00/
Booking available online at themallartscentre.com / tel: 087 9593276 or at the door on the night.