Belfast, Ireland’s Kabosh Theatre Company’s ‘Green & Blue’ at City Theatre (Thurs., 11/9/23)
GREEN & BLUE (drama) by Laurence McKeown. Produced by Kabosh, Belfast’s famous independent theater, presented by City Theatre. November 9 – 11.
Based on real-life interviews with former policemen of Northern Ireland’s Royal Ulster Constabulary and the once-opposing Garda Síochána of Ireland, two officers, dressed in their traditional green and blue uniforms (respectively), confront each other in a distant farm field to hash out their ideological differences. The play Green & Blue is set in 1994, just before the IRA ceasefire. Eddie and David, otherwise protecting a man-made border from either side, meet on common ground to share their fears and outrages, their sympathies and sentiments, as well as the history of bloodshed in their divided land. Critically acclaimed in both London and Dublin, the Irish Times awarded the play 4 stars. Two of Ireland’s finest actors, James Doran and Vincent Higgins, reprise their original roles in the play that premiered at the Belfast International Arts Festival in 2016. Sponsored in part by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, with touring support from Culture Ireland, City Theatre presents Green & Blue in its Dr. Vernell Lillie Theatre. 8 p.m. 1300 Bingham Street, South Side. (C.P.O.)