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
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.