Go, Lovely Rose by Mary Manning (directed by Gavin McAlinden)

6:30pm - 8:00pm / Friday 29th March 2019 / Venue: Eleanor Rathbone Theatre, Eleanor Rathbone Building
Type: Other / Category: Department
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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.

The play will be followed by a short discussion giving members of the audience the opportunity to speak to the director and actress. This discussion will be chaired by Professor Lauren Arrington, Head of Department, The Institute of Irish Studies.

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 of Irish Studies’ Postgraduate Knowledge Exchange Prize which is funding this production.