The stage is set for the Roscommon Youth Theatre’s production of ‘If I was at the GPO we would have won” – written & directed by Catherine Simon which comes to Roscommon Arts Centre over the coming days.
Picture Credit: Brian Farrell
As nationalist fever swells to a bloody climax with the revolution of Easter 1916 in Dublin. The conflict divides the city and her people, setting friends and family against each other. Bridie Reardon is a young woman passionate for her country. She, and a group of her ‘comrades’ want to fight for Ireland as much as any man, but down west they are told their place is at home. Bridie dreams of being in the middle of the hair-raising experiences happening in Dublin. She could be a scout, a despatch-rider, a sniper, a raider… She could fight side by side with the men. As she struggles with conformity and the expectations of women in society at the time, will she comply or fight for what she believes in? If I was in the GPO, we would have Won, explores themes of courage, friendship, loyalty, responsibility, identity, integrity and femininity.
Prepare to be transported in time and brought on a journey confronting the divisions of the past and challenging our assumptions to re imagine our futures through the eyes of meaningful characters. If I was in the GPO, we would have Won is a poignant, fictitious story set against the backdrop of the 1916 Rising that deals with the ordinary people of that time.
“If I was at the GPO we would have won” shows Roscommon Arts Centre on tomorrow, Thursday April 21st, and Friday at 11am and on Friday and Saturday night at 8pm. Tickets are available on-line and from the Box Office on 090 66 25 824. The Box Office Opening Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 5pm and Saturdays from 2pm – 5pm (on Performance Days only) and on Performance evenings from 7.15pm – 8.30pm.