Go, Lovely Rose
Written by Mary Manning
Directed by Gavin McAlinden
Performed by Siobhan Gallagher
1907: vivacious, idealistic and in the prime of youth – seventeen-year-old Rose Fitzgerald dreams of attending Boston’s prestigious Wellesley College. But things are never straightforward for the daughter of the politically ambitious “Honey Fitz”, entwined in Boston’s Catholic Lace Curtain. This dramatic monologue explores this important moment in the life of the mother of the famous Kennedy family.
Mary Manning was a leading playwright with Dublin’s Gate Theatre in the 1930s before immigrating to the US and co-founding the influential Poet’s Theatre.
This is the first time her work has been seen in the UK since 1937.
Gavin McAlinden is a PhD candidate at The Institute of Irish Studies at The University of Liverpool. In 2018 he was awarded the Institute or Irish Studies’ Postgraduate Knowledge Exchange Prize which is funding this production.
This Production will last 45 min approximately and will be followed by a post show discussion.