‘The Plough and the Stars’ by Sean O’Casey
30 March - 16 April
The Irish Theatre Players present a production of Sean O’Casey’s ‘The Plough and the Stars’ at the Irish Club of Western Australia, Subiaco.
The Plough and the Stars by the Irish by Irish writer Seán O'Casey, was first performed on February 8, 1926 by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
The first two acts of Plough are set in November 1915, looking forward to the liberation of Ireland. The last two acts are set during the Easter Rising, in April 1916. The Plough and the Stars flag was the banner of the Irish Citizens Army and James Connolly said the significance of the banner was that a free Ireland would control its own destiny from the plough to the stars. The flag depicts the constellation of Ursa Major, known as The Plough and the Stars in Ireland and Britain.
The Irish Theatre Players were formed in late 1981. The Irish Theatre Players are based and perform in the Irish Club premises at 61 Townshend Rd, Subiaco, Perth. Over the years the Irish Theatre Players have consistently won, and continue to win, many theatre awards at the Southwest Drama festival and the Independent Theatre Association state awards.
For further details and bookings see the Irish Theatre Players website.
Details of all 1916 events taking place in Western Australia are on the WA remembers 1916 website .