Blood and Freedom
Don't miss the preformance of Gerry White's 'Blood and Freedom' performed by the students of 'Acting for Stage and Screen' at St.Peters Cork Tickets available on Eventbrite.
"Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries is now drawing to a close. This year, St Peter’s, in partnership with the Acting for Stage and Screen Course of the Cork College of FET, Tramore Road Campus, and military historian Gerry White, are proposing to mark that occasion by staging a play entitled ‘Blood and Freedom – A Cork Family in War and Revolution’. This play will examine how one ordinary Cork working class family living in Broad Lane (not far from St. Peter’s), reacted to, and were divided by, the First World War, the War of Independence, and the Civil War. Some key events, like the death of Tomás Mac Curtáin the inauguration of Terence MacSwiney as Lord Mayor of Cork, the attack by Crown Forces that became known as the ‘Broad Street Massacre', and the 'Burning of Cork', will also feature in the play. It is envisaged that the main audience will be secondary school students. It is hoped that this play will provide them with a greater understanding of Cork’s revolutionary years by allowing them to experience ‘living history’ as dramatised by the students of the Acting for Stage and Screen Course."
Location: St. Peter's Cork 87A North Main Street T12 RF8D Cork