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Madame de Markievicz on Trial
Wednesday 23rd March, 2016 - 20:00€16 – €18
Madame de Markievicz on Trial comes to Riverbank Arts Centre following a sell-out run in Dublin.
The play, centred on Constance Markievicz , depicts an event in Dublin at Easter in 1916 when a policeman was fatally shot, and the subsequent murder case and imprisoning during the autumn of 1917.
Much of the dialogue is largely based on the extensive speeches made by Markievicz during this period. The testimonies of the witnesses are interwoven to show that Madame was a normal, multi-dimensional woman, in contrast to the usual one-dimensional icon frequently depicted.
The audience will be the ultimate judge, as they leave the theatre, to decide to issue an innocent or guilty verdict.