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The Gifts You Gave to the Dark

play • family • heart-breaking • Ireland • medicine & care
  • Filmed Performance
  • YouTube
  • Irish Repertory Theater
  • Free

Tom, confined to his bed in Belfast with COVID-19 is unable to visit his mother, Rose, who is dying in Dublin. His uncle, Larry, arranges a call from Rose’s sickbed. As Larry holds his phone to Rose’s ear, Tom tells his mother the story of a journey – an image of a perfect day they once shared. It’s a Belfast story, and it’s the very last thing he can do for his mother – the only thing he can do for her. As Tom speaks, he takes his mother home on her final voyage, during the last ten minutes of her life. The Gifts You Gave to the Dark is about the power of story to offer succor and comfort in even the bleakest times, over separations of geography and time. The free World Premiere of The Gifts You Gave to the Dark, written by Darren Murphy kicks off Irish Rep’s digital summer season. This new production was written specifically for digital media in reaction to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin (Associate Director, Abbey Theatre) and featuring music by Carl Kennedy, The Gifts You Gave to the Dark stars Seán McGinley, Marie Mullen and Marty Rea.

  • Duration
    24 minutes

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