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Nov 18 2017

US death row inmate among participants in Galway play

A former death row inmate in the US is among participants in a play to be performed in Galway on Sunday.

Instances of wrongful imprisonment and the hardship of direct provision in this State are among issues to be highlighted during the one-off theatrical performance.

The play, The Exonerated, written by Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen, is due to be performed in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre by a group led by North American “death row” inmate Sunny Jacobs, whose partner was executed before she was released in a plea deal, and her Irish husband, Peter Pringle. Pringle had his death sentence commuted and a wrongful conviction overturned but spent 15 years in prison.

He had been one of three men sentenced for the murder of two gardaí, Detective John Morley and Garda Henry Byrne, in Co Roscommon in 1980. His conviction was overturned in 1995, and a hearing into his case against the State was deferred again this week until January 31st, 2018.

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Nov 16 2017

The death penalty and The Exonerated

Acclaimed play about to have its first staging in Galway

THE EXONERATED, hailed as “an artful and moving evening of documentary theatre” by Variety, in its examination of the lives and experiences of six people exonerated from death row, has its first staging in Galway this month.

 

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Nov 16 2017

The Good Father returns

ON NEW Year's Eve, two very different strangers meet, each looking to shake off the disappointments of the past, but champagne and cheap lager leave this unlikely couple with an unplanned pregnancy.

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Nov 16 2017

Ballet Ireland’s fresh and modern Romeo & Juliet

BALLET IRELAND is bringing its critically-acclaimed version of Romeo & Juliet, accompanied by Prokofiev's incredible music, and performed by a cast of world-class dancers, to the Town Hall Theatre for two nights only.

Based on Shakespeare's timeless play, Romeo & Juliet is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Against a backdrop of bitter family feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple must risk everything to be together.

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