THE BLOWIN OF BAILE GALL

The Story: The Blowin of Baile Gall

The renovation of a house for an English couple in a small Irish town causes tensions to build among the natives as old jealousies, bigotry and racism surface regarding outsiders settling in their town. But nothing prepares them for their new fellow employee, a black African refugee. This play speaks to the ages regarding acceptance and tolerance and the continual struggle and often times war that occurs when your identity is dependent upon your property.

Testimonials

New York Times

(Mr. Noone) develops each (conflict) in turn to a moment of physical or emotional violence, as if springing traps one by one … Engrossing…”
New York Times, Kathleen Foley

BackStage

Simmers beautifully and explodes with force
BackStage

Curtain Up

Wonderful dialogue … vivid and meaningful.
Curtain Up

The Irish Voice

Excellent … searing and startling.
The Irish Voice

The Boston Globe

Baile Gall shines
The Boston Globe

Los Angeles Times

A dark comic edge infiltrates (this) sardonic study of xenophobia and territorialism
Los Angeles Times

Boston Herald

Raw emotions and deep regrets fuel a fierce, often funny and fast-paced new play
Boston Herald

Gabriel Byrne Co-Produces New York Premiere

Ato Essandoh, who has appeared in the films “Garden State” and “Hitch,” stars. The cast also includes Susan McConnell, Ciaran Crawford and Colin Hamell. The production will boast sets by Richard Chambers, lighting by Dan Meeker, costumes by Jen Caprio and sound by Julie Pittman.

Set on a construction site in Baile Gall in the west of Ireland, The Blowin of Baile Gall  centers on four workers struggling to build their futures in a changing world. When the general contractor returns from America and hires an African refugee instead of a local, generations of grudges, boiling just below the surface, are unearthed.”

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