Irish writers have excelled at the short story. But is it due, asks writer Jaki McCarrick, to our oral tradition, Catholicism’s drama, an acute sense of place, an accident of history or because writing is the last free art?
THEATER REVIEW Belfast Girls - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
Windy City Times News Archive - THEATER REVIEW Belfast Girls Playwright: Jaki McCarrick. At: Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 832-819-4336; www.artemisiatheatre.org; $25. Runs through: June 14
Belfast Girls | Culture Lab, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver | To Do Canada
Peninsula Productions is proud to present the Canadian Premiere of Jaki McCarrick’s captivating play Belfast Girls. The play tells the story of five young women who escape starvation in 1850 Ireland by winning passage on a ship bound for Australia as part of Earl Grey’s ‘orphan scheme.’ McCarrick examines themes of class, race and misogyny through the turbulent journey of these women’s lives.
Chicago Critic: Belfast Girls | The Irish Literary Times
By Jaki McCarrick Directed by Julie Proudfoot Produced by Artemisia, Chicago On the Way to Australia, it’s the Journey that Counts It’s an interesting coincidence that at the time the Republic of Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through popular refere... | The Irish Literary Times