Performers: Michael Tient, Oisín Thompson, Molly Whelan
Director: Eoghan Carrick
Set Design: Chrysi Chatzivasileiou
Lighting Design: Eoin Winning
Costume Design: Toni Bailey
Sound Design: Fiona Sheil
Stage Manager: Rachel Ellen Bollard
Assistant Stage Manager : Dragana Stevanic
A secluded pier on a moonlit night. Officers of the state search for a dangerous rebel recently escaped from gaol. They fear he will flee by boat.
As the Sergeant keeps solitary watch, he encounters a poor singer who will challenge his authority and his loyalties.
Lady Gregory’s The Rising of the Moon is a stark exploration of nationalism, the tensions that arise from it and the questions we ask ourselves when our beliefs are challenged. One of her best-known plays, it is a tense and comic political allegory that’s as provocative now as when it was written in 1907.