by Yvonne Quinn & Bairbre Ní Chaoimh.
The play tells the story of a young Dublin woman’s journey to find her natural mother. She enlicits the help of a shambolic private detective whose irreverent humour and hard-drinking lifestyle mask a deep understanding of human frailty. Parallel to her quest is the heart-breaking personal story of her mother’s upbringing by nuns in a 1940s Industrial school and the harsh facts surrounding the enforced adoption of her newborn baby. ‘Stolen Child’ was acclaimed as an important and ground-breaking new play when first presented by Calypso Productions in 2002. It was one of the first works to explore the secret history of Ireland’s Industrial schools.
This is a moving, sad and brilliant play. There is a long tradition of drama in Glenamaddy dating back to the 1950s. Glenamaddy Players are in existence over forty years. They compete in the Drama Festival Circuit every year, having had very successful runs with plays such as “The Playboy of the Western World”, “Moment” and Agnes of God. This year they are delighted to take on this challenging play Stolen Child. They will be performing in mid-February in Glenamaddy before embarking on the Drama Festival circuit.
Ainm/Name: Stolen Child
Dataí/Dates: 31 Jan 2015