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The Gifts You Gave To The Dark
The Irish Repertory Theatre
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 8:00PM
Origin Theatre 1st Irish 2021 Youtube
Digital event hosted by Origin
Written by Darren Murphy
Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin
Cast: Seán McGinley, Marie Mullen, Marty Rea
Darren Murphy’s “The Gifts You Gave to the Dark,” kicked off Irish Rep’s digital summer season in May in its world premiere. It was written specifically for digital media in reaction to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.
Confined to his bed in Belfast with COVID-19, Tom is unable to visit his mother, Rose, who is dying in Dublin. In this last phone 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 he speaks, he takes his mother home on her final voyage, during the last ten minutes of her life.