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The Half Promised Land by Maeve Binchy

Half Promised Land

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama


Wed 7 – Sat 10 February @ 7.30pm.
Matinee Saturday February 10 @ 2pm. Tickets €15/12

The Half Promised Land was Maeve Binchy’s first full-length stage play adapted from a story in her collection My First Book, from 1970.

Influenced by time she spent in Isreal, Binchy’s play revolves around two Irish schoolteachers’ experience on a working holiday spent in a rural community on a kibbutz in Israel in 1966.
Binchy explores their actions and emotions as they are confronted with issues of tolerance, belonging and forgiveness, abortion, mental illnesses, and racism.

Performed by graduating students of the BA Drama (Performance) at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

WRITTEN BY: Maeve Binchy
DIRECTED BY: Maisie Lee
LIGHTING DESIGN BY: John Gunning
SET DESIGN BY: Molly O’Cathain
COSTUME DESIGN BY: Molly O’Cathain
SOUND DESIGN BY: Vincent Doherty

CAST:
Cavaliero, Jack
Dempsey, Laura
Farrell, Darragh
Gleeson, Claire
Gorman, Antoin
McCarrick, Roger
Ryan, Carla
Wiley, Sarah
Williams, Caitriona

Running Time: Approx 2.5 hours incl interval


2pm Matinee on Sat 10th Feb – Relaxed Performance
This will be a relaxed performance specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.


DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is a Conservatoire centre of excellence for education in the performing arts. The Conservatory offers performance-based programmes in music from age three through to doctoral study, an undergraduate programme in drama performance, and courses for adults.
The Conservatory covers the broadest range of performing arts disciplines in Ireland with degree programmes in classical and Irish traditional music, composition, musicology, music education, jazz, opera and drama.

Tickets €15/12

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