The Abbey Theatre’s ‘Me Mollser’ (written by Ali White) is a specially-commissioned monologue that introduces classic Irish theatre to a younger audience, based on the character of Mollser who appears in ‘The Plough and the Stars’ by Sean O’Casey.
Mollser is a strong-willed, passionate and endearing young Dubliner coping with consumption during the 1913 Lock-Out and the 1916 Easter Rising.
Curious and enthusiastic, Mollser guides you through the overcrowded Dublin tenement where she lives.
Her keen eye offers a view of daily life in turn of the century Dublin. But today is not a normal day.
She must discover how she got transported to this strange hall.
Mollser is a proud Dubliner, struggling to thrive in the overcrowded tenements but having lost none of her curiosity and idealism.
She sees the adults in her world with a sharp eye and even has a sense of the ghosts who continue to haunt the building.
Be part of the story and help her find her way back home.
‘Me, Mollser’ is not only a compelling, funny and poignant monologue, it is an educational piece as well and is performed with great skill by an experienced actor Mary-Lou McCarthy who has also worked with a wide range of school groups.
This is a unique opportunity to see a specially commissioned piece for The Abbey Theatre now on stage at your local arts centre.
The Source Arts Centre in Thurles will feature the Abbey Theatre’s ‘Me, Mollser’ on Wednesday, February 12th - 7pm family show, 10.30am & 12pm for school groups.
Tickets are priced at €8 (€26 for a family of four and €6 schools price).
For all bookings please call The Source Arts Centre box office on 0504 90204 or alternatively you can visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie for more information on this terrific show.
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