Donal Courtney presents God Has No Country
Friday 4th October
€11 plus €1.50 booking fee
Dublin based Killarney Actor Donal Courtney’s one man show “God has no country” tells the story of the struggles encountered by Kerrryman Monsignor Hugh O’ Flaherty and his colleagues in Rome during the Second World War. The story follows O’Flaherty’s torment as he has to decide to act in defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists. The play also reflects on his upbringing and education in Killarney and how joining the priesthood protecting him from involvement in The War of Independence. Told with humour and sensitivity, “God has no country” aims to bring the heroic deeds and achievements of this extraordinary man to a wider audience.
God has no Country has been staged in a variety of venues across Ireland and abroad, and is published as a dramatic text for the English Curriculum book Spirals published by EdCo.
Since the first performance in 2013, the play has being staged over 100 times, playing to15000 people throughout Ireland, Italy, Malta, Singapore and the USA.
“Courtney deftly illustrates O’Flaherty’s deep love for Killarney….. in a series of short, spritely-paced scenes, which deliberately nuance the Monsignor’s infamous sharp, confident stride.”
“Courtney brilliantly takes the audience through the Monsignor’s journey”
Special performance for schools on Friday 4thOctober at 11am. Please contact the box office to enquire.