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GOD BLESS THE CHILD Fri 8 Jul – Sat 9 Jul 8pm
To mark the 50th anniversary of Frank O’Connor’s death, and following its sold-out run in Waterford, Garter Lane Theatre brings back Patrick Talbot Productions’ smash hit God Bless the Child based on the stories of Frank O’Connor – first confessions are the hardest!
In 1966, 50 years ago, the legendary writer Frank O’Connor passed away. But his much loved stories have stayed with us and audiences will have the chance to relive three of those funniest stories: My Oedipus Complex, The Genius and First Confession brought together within a single full-length play, in a hugely entertaining and uplifting night of theatre.
Tickets: €21/€16 concs
Booking number: 051 855038
SALEM WASNT SALEM(CLUB) Mon 11 Jul 7.30pm
Salem Wasn’t Salem (Salem Wasn’t Safe) is story of a young man who was killed by a sniper bullet during the Gaza war of 2014 as he searched through the rubble for his family, as told by his good friend, human rights activist and film maker Mohammed AbedAllah from Gaza.
Salem in Arabic means safe, yet on the 22nd of July 2014 Gaza was anything but safe, especially for 23 year old Salem Khaleel Shamaly. Salem teamed up with a group of humanitarian workers, both international and local, including his good friend Mohammed AbedAllah and as they worked their way through the bombed out buildings, searching for survivors of the latest bombing onslaught, Salem was shot by an Israel sniper. Mohammed, who had been supporting his friend and had a phone with him, began filming and captured images of Salem as he lay dying and struggling to get up. Despite doing everything possible the solidarity activists were unable to reach him and seconds later he was shot again leaving friends devastated only metres from his side. The video of the murder of young Salem, was quickly uploaded and broadcast by news outlets around the world.
Two years on Mohammed AbedAllah has produced the documentary film Salem Wasn’t Salem. Poignant, disturbing, graphic and hard hitting, the film details the last moments of Salem’s life, and what life in Gaza is like for the young men living there.
Tickets: Early Bird Tickets €7.50/€6 concs or €9 on the door.
MOM AND ME 23 Jul 2016 7.30pm
Following its World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival last year, Irish documentary Mom and Me by Ken Wardrop (His & Hers) will screen at Garter Lane Cinema. A story based in Oklahoma, Mom and Me is a creative documentary that delicately challenges the familiar love story shared between a son and his mother.
Oklahoma has recently been voted the manliest state in the US. With Mother’s Day coming soon, radio show host Joe Cristiano wants to investigate if the manliest men, in the manliest state in the Union, are willing to call in and discuss their mothers on air. Mom and Me is a creative documentary that delicately challenges the familiar love story shared between a son and his mother. It is a story that reveals comedy in the everyday and misery on some other days.
This is the second feature documentary from Irish filmmaker Ken Wardrop. His debut film His & Hers was both a critical and box office success in Ireland. The film had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received the World Cinematography Award. His short documentaries have garnered awards across the world including a European Film Academy award for his documentary Undressing My Mother.
Early Bird Tickets €7.50/6 concs