“Lockout” is the devastating true story of one mother, Ellen Byrne, and the two larger-than-life men, Jim Larkin and James Connolly, who led the working class of Dublin to strike against their wealthy oppressors in a time of abhorrent income inequality. From her tenement home in 1913 Dublin, Ellen takes us on a journey of the working class and their perseverance through starvation and death in an effort to demand a living wage and a voice in the new industrial age.
“Lockout” stirs with live violins, Irish ballads and a percussive sound-scape, illuminating the battles fought and sacrifices made by early labor unionists seeking a greater distribution of wealth and assisting in the creation of the modern middle class.
Lockout by Ann Matthews
With Robert Beddall, Bridgette Campbell, Lyle Friederichs, Terence Leclere (also on guitar) and Christopher Wallinger. Violinist, Esther Tseng and Soloist, Eleanora Avakian
Saturdays, June 14, 21, 28, 8:15pm at Mccadden Place Theatre Mainstage, Preview Sunday June 8, 3:15pm
Last year at Fringe we were nominated for 3 Spirit of the Fringe Awards, Best Actress, Best Writing and Best Production!
Curious Beast Theatre co also presents REBORNING immediately following LOCKOUT at Mcadden Place Theatre Mainstage.