In between days
God has no country
Written and performed
by Donal Courtney
Dublin based Killarney Actor Donal Courtney’s one man show “God has no country” tells the story of the struggles encountered by Kerrryman Monsignor Hugh O’ Flaherty and his colleagues in Rome during the Second World War. 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.
“Courtney deftly illustrates O’Flaherty’s deep love for Killarney….. in a series of short, spritely-paced scenes, which deliberately nuance the Monsignor’s infamous sharp, confident stride ….this production will find itself at home in a wide variety of venues across the country.”
Dr. Fiona Brennan, Killarney.ie
The performance is followed by a post-show discussion where Donal Courtney talks about his personal connections to the story, the challenges faced in creating the piece and various other insights into the Hugh O’ Flaherty story.
God has no Country will be staged as part of Listowel Writers Week 2014 and also has been selected as a dramatic text for the English Curriculum book Spirals published Summer 2014.
Appearing at the Millbank Theatre 25th May at 8.30pm
Running Time: 60 mins approx.
Tickets €10 (includes post show discussion)
Bookings 8437475 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org