Irish Repertory Theatre
in association with The Public Theater presents
The Abbey Theatre's production of
by Owen McCafferty
directed by Jimmy Fay
July 20- September 11, 2016
Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Following the 1999 Easter Peace Accord, the guns were silenced but the chasm between the Republican and Unionist sides remains wide and bitter. The guns were silenced but the chasm between the Republican and Unionist sides remains wide and bitter. Tonight, in a small back-street bar, while Northern Ireland plays Poland on the TV, Jimmy and Ian will meet for the first time. They share a violent past and this is a conversation that's been brewing for more than 20 years...
Quietly is a story about what happened in a particular bar in 1974, but also what happened in Northern Ireland from the late 1960s to the late 90s. It is a "powerful, "gripping" play about violence and forgiveness and the 'spiritual lesson of time and healing.' After enjoying huge international success, the Abbey Theatre brings this important new work to Irish Rep.
"TRULY REMARKABLE... like watching an eggshell try to contain a landmine" -Time Out