An leagan seo de Me, Mollser – leagan scannáin a rinneadh go sonrach – cuireann sé carachtar Mollser ón dráma The Plough and the Stars le Seán O’Casey i lár an stáitse.
‘Me, Mollser’ by Ali Joy White, with additional material by Sarah FitzGibbon, and ‘Mise, Mollser’ translated by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, is the first in the Abbey’s ‘Priming The Canon’ series of specially commissioned monologues that introduce the classics of Irish theatre to younger audiences.
This compelling, funny and poignant performance is designed specifically for schools. The play shows them a strong-willed and passionate young woman coping with consumption against the backdrop of the 1913 Lock-Out and the Easter Rising. Mollser is a proud Dubliner struggling to thrive in the overcrowded tenements but having lost none of her curiosity and idealism.
Schools will access a video link and will also receive a Mise, Mollser parcel as Gaeilge with resources and lesson plans that cover topics and issues raised in the film, linking it to the History, English, Drama and SPHE curricula.
The Abbey Theatre is Ireland’s national theatre. It’s mission is to imaginatively engage with all of Irish society through the production of ambitious, courageous and new theatre in all its forms. It is committed to telling the whole Irish story, in English and in Irish. In every endeavour, we promote inclusiveness, diversity and equality.