The Star of the County Down - Festival Reading #6
Again this summer, due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, the 2021 Hollins Playwrights Festival readings will be presented live online via Zoom (all times Eastern). All readings are free and open to the public. But tickets will be limited.
The Star of the County Down
Written by Kristin Lundberg
Directed by Paul Gabbard
Meet them halfway with love, peace and persuasion, and expect them to rise for the occasion.
Inspired by a true story, The Star of the County Down is a family drama with music based on an old Irish folk song and the building of Northern Irelands great reservoir, The Silent Valley. At a time when the rest of the world is at the Great War, Northern Ireland battles in the War of Independence for their biggest fight with England. Ulster counties are the hands of the daughters of the Kincade family: the eldest who brings a unity to the Irish community, and the youngest who joins forces with the Irish terrorist opposition. A feud between Irelands divided East and West becomes a war between sisters of whom will fight to the death for what they believe to be the honor of their family legacy.
Kevin Kincade - Jack Halpin
Colleen Kincade/Young Colleen - Abby McNulty
Cassie Kincade/Young Cassie - Bryn Dolan
Dorene Kincade - Ami Trowell
Donny - Mark Curtis
Liam - Chris Browne Valenzuela
Colin/RIC Officer - Pascal Portney
Tim - Stephen Baltz
Padraic - Anna Johnson
Eamon De Valera and Others- Bayla Sussman
Shane- JD Collins
Mary/Stage Directions - Eleanor Moss
About the Festival:
Each summer at the end of July, we present a three-day event showcasing readings of student work from the Playwrights Lab. Normally, these eight readings are minimally staged at Mill Mountain Theatre's Waldron Stage for the general public and close to a dozen guest professional responders from all over the globe.
ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL END 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE EVENT START TIME.
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You can join the event up to 15 minutes before the start time. Running time is approximately 90 minutes. with a short Q&A to follow. DON'T LIVE ON THE EAST COAST? PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE TIME DIFFERENCE!
Hollins Playwright's Lab on Zoom
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