Troubles: Children of Belfast, The
Thomas W. Olson, playwright
Alan Shorter, composer
57 pgs. 15 female, 16 male
Originally produced in CTC’s 87-88 season
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 9+
This original production is based on the real-life struggle in Northern Ireland, and deals with the issue of civil rights. In the Protestant and Catholic ghettos of Belfast, men, women and children awaken from their night’s sleep with the acceptance that they will live (or die) today…they will feel hate, sorrow and confusion …for there is no true peace in Northern Ireland today. The play paints a powerful portrait of children in conflict.
Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.
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