Written by Donal Courtney
9 – 14 Oct | 7.30pm | Boys School
Back by popular demand!
Post show discussion each night
‘Courtney deftly illustrates O’Flaherty’s deep love for Killarney’- Dr. Fiona Brennan, Killarney.ie
A dramatic retelling of the war time exploits of Irish priest Hugh O’Flaherty and how he saved the lives of 6,500 people in Rome during World War 2.
The story follows O’Flaherty’s torment as he has to decide to act in defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists. The play also reflects on his upbringing and education in Killarney and how joining the priesthood protecting him from involvement in The War of Independence. Told with humour and sensitivity, ‘God Has No Country’ aims to bring the heroic deeds and achievements of this extraordinary man to a wider audience.
Developed through Fishamble New Play Clinic.
Performed by Donal Courtney
Directed by Antoinette Duffy
Lighting design by Brian Nutley
Set design by Sinead Purcell
Mon 9 October – Martin Maguire | Actor/Writer
Tue 10 October – Patrick Sutton | Director, Gaiety School of Acting
Wed 11 October – Stephen McMahon | Writer/Photographer
Thu 12 October – Tom Maher | Photographer
Fri 13 October – Anita Kiely | The Kerry Association
Sat 14 October – Barry Barnes | Actor
School shows on Mon 9th, Tue 10th and Thur 12th Oct at 10:30am. Call 01-6770014 to enquire and book.
Visit the ‘God Has No Country’ website here.