The new Playhouse Theatre of Witness production, "I Once Knew a Girl..." has just started a month long tour.
"I Once Knew a Girl...", is an original multi-media Theatre of Witness production performed and created by women who's lives were affected during the Troubles.
Based on their true life stories, the production is performed by daughters, mothers, grandmothers and partners who through the circumstances of history became involved as witnesses, survivors, and active participants of the Troubles as well as more recent years of peace building.
The tour follows on from the success of their 2009 production "We Carried Your Secrets".
The production, written and directed by Theatre of Witness founder Teya Sepinuck is a glimpse into some of these more private, hidden and untold stories of women.
Theatre of Witness gives voice to those who have been marginalised, forgotten or are invisible to wider society. In this form of theatre, true, life stories, performed by the people themselves, are shared onstage so that audiences can collectively bear witness to issues of suffering, redemption and social justice.
With original Music Composition by award winning Brian Irvine and Film segments by John McIllduff, this production which focuses on the lives of Anne Walker, Catherine McCartney, Kathleen Gillespie, Maria Murphy, Ruth Moore and Therese McCann. These women will portray their own journeys of reconciliation, reconnection and healing, thereby creating performances of raw depth, honesty and truth.
VENUE DATE & TIME
The Playhouse Theatre, Derry/ Londonderry (Thursday 21-Saturday 23 October 8pm (Fully Booked).)
The Alley Theatre, Strabane (Tuesday 26 October 8pm)
The Strule Arts Centre, Omagh (Thursday 28 October 8pm)
The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (Tuesday 2 November 8pm)
The Marketplace Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh (Thursday 4 November 8pm)
Riverside Theatre, Coleraine (Monday 8 November 8pm)
Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen (Wednesday 10 November 8pm)
The Braid, Ballymena (Monday 15 November 8pm)
The Waterside Theatre, Derry/ Londonderry (Tuesday 16th November 8pm)
Brian Friel Theatre, Queens University, Belfast (Tuesday 23rd November 8pm)
Brian Friel Theatre, Queens University, Belfast (Wednesday 24 November 2.30pm)
This is a free event but people are advised to book in advance. To find out how to reserve your tickets or to find out more about The Playhouse Theatre of Witness you can visit the website on www.theatreofwitness.org.