Monday, September 21, 2020

Reserve your spot NOW for the "outstanding" BELFAST BLUES

Belfast Blues

A Performance on Screen

Written and Performed by Geraldine Hughes
Stage Production Directed by Carol Kane
Filmed at Lyric Theatre, Belfast

 September 22 - September 27, 2020

  • “Outstanding…packs a potent wallop” – LA Times 
  • “a boisterous humor hums throughout…Geraldine is the engrossing anchor of this drama.” –  The New York Times 
  • “tour-de-force… a powerful evening of theatre”  Backstage 
  • “With stories both funny and tragic, she paints a very human portrait of a volatile political situation…Belfast Blues manages to be very special.” – TheaterMania

Passionate, riveting, and often humorous, Belfast Blues is a tapestry of autobiographical stories told from Hughes’ perspective as a little girl coming of age in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. These stories bear insightful witness to the many faces of “trying to live a normal life” amidst the violence born of the longstanding conflict between Catholics and Protestants. At thirteen, Hughes temporarily left The Troubles to star in a TV movie, Children in the Crossfire, directed by George Schaefer, only to return home to a different kind of confusion and pain. 

Performance Times:

Tuesday, Sept 22 at 7pm EDT

Wednesday, Sept 23 at 3pm & 8pm EDT

Thursday, Sept 24 at 7pm EDT*

Friday, Sept 25 at 8pm EDT

Saturday, Sept 26 at 3pm* & 8pm EDT

Sunday, Sept 27 at 3pm EDT

*These performances feature open captions. Open captions are part of the video itself and cannot be turned off. If you select one of these events, please book an alternate date if you would like to view without captions.

Running Time: 1 hour and 15 mins, without an intermission.