This performance created especially for the centennial expresses the passions of poets, protesters and activists in the quest for independence. This staged reading includes inspiring passages by playwright Sean O’Casey, speeches by political leader James Connolly, poems by Patrick Pease and William Butler Yeats, the daring deeds of Countess Markievicz, and first-hand accounts of the revolt by fighter Margaret Skinnider and more. Live music of the revolution brings it all together. Directed by Hal Gelb.
Admission for all events: Members of Mechanics’ Institute and Irish Literary and Historical Society; donors of Irish American Crossroads Festival and Humanities West Free; Public $15