A Coming of Age

May 2016

A Coming of Age

Photo by Shelley Corcoran

A co production between Backstage Theatre and Backstage Youth Theatre

Devised and performed by members of BYT

Written and Directed by Brendan Williams

Funded by Longford Ireland 2016

In an alternate Ireland 2016 a group of armed students, called ‘The Right Fight’, occupy Longford Court House. They are protesting the Government’s new ‘Non-Irish’ laws which mean that only people born in Ireland are entitled to be Irish citizens. We follow ‘The Right Fight’s executive council; Alison, Ben, Cathy, Dee & Ezra as they try and force the authorities to repeal their own decision. As the protest escalates, we see ‘ghosts’ of the events of 1916 as well as the role that the media, traditional and social, plays in everything we do in 2016.

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