BELFAST GIRLS BY JAKI MCCORMICK - A SOLAS NUA PLAY READING
Escaping the Irish famine in 1850 five young women seek passage on a ship to Australia. For many of the ‘orphan girls’ on board, the voyage offers a fresh start. But some girls find they cannot escape the memory of the lives they’ve left behind - and that the closer they get to Australia the more powerful the past becomes.
Jaki McCarrick won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing for her play Leopoldville. Belfast Girls was developed at the National Theatre Studio, and was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award.
This free play reading is directed by Shanara Gabrielle and stars: Shanara Gabrielle, Maya Jackson, Karolina Keach, Kate Manfre, and Solas Nua company member Amanda Forstrom.
Sun, November 24, 2019 • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Come early and take a museum tour of The Mansion on O St - a DC hidden gem!
The bar is running a 3 drink special for $20! Those drink tickets can be purchased at the door.