Raging: Wild Sky
Part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland, Wild Sky explores the extraordinary energy and complexity of events in Ireland in the lead up to the Easter Rising of 1916.
Wild Sky is a story of interlocking lives: of the politicised Josie Dunne, and of Tom Farrell, who is driven only by his love for her. As the Rising plays out, there are unforeseen consequences for everyone involved...
The play was first staged at Rossnaree House, Slane, Co. Meath, in February 2016, transferring to Bewley's Café Theatre, Dublin, later that month.
Deirdre Kinahan's Raging trilogy tells powerful stories drawing on a tumultuous period of conflict in Irish history, from the 1916 Easter Rising to the Civil War which began in 1922. Each of the three plays – Wild Sky, Embargo and Outrage – was first performed a century after the event which it depicts, and they were commissioned and performed by companies including Fishamble: The New Play Company, Meath County Council Arts Office, Dublin Port Company and Iarnród Éireann.
Together, they challenge the historical narrative, mixing true-life testimonies with powerful drama to create a theatrical hurricane of empathy, action and truth.
Also available: Embargo, Outrage, and a collected edition, Raging: Three Plays/Seven Years of Warfare in Ireland.
'A soaringly touching piece, taking the tiny canvas of a love story between a boy and girl and giving it the compass of inevitable, pre-destined loneliness and loss... searing, beauteous simplicity'Independent.ie
24 Mar 2022
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