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Brand new climate change play coming to The Alley

16 May 2019

Multi award winning theatre company, Sole Purpose Productions are launching a brand new play where a woman kidnaps arch climate change denier Donald Trump to save the planet and its coming to the Alley Theatre on Thursday 30th May at 8pm.

‘Mothers Out Front’ by writer, academic and social campaigner Edie Shillue is a play that uses comedy to explore the serious issue of climate change.

It tells the story of three women who, after years of ‘thinking globally and acting locally’, are fed up with being ignored and go to a protest at a global economic summit in Dublin. 

One of the women takes a wrong turn and decides to singlehandedly change the protest by kidnapping the American President, determined to exchange him for a ‘different’ type of ransom. 

This tragicomedy asks the question ‘How far would you go to save the only planet you ever had?’

"This story will look familiar to many people as three Irish women try to get all of us to listen to their warnings about the future,” explained the writer Ms Shillue. “There's nothing they won't do to get us all to listen. 

“I also hope that people take the time afterward to ask questions about how they can better understand climate change and what they can do to help those among us who are climate defenders."

Her previous play The House, which was produced by Sole Purpose in 2015, tackled the issue of human trafficking. She has been working on issues of global and social justice for 20 years in locations around the world. During her work in Vietnam in 1993, she became aware of climate change as an issue of justice when she witnessed flooding patterns in SE Asia generally and Vietnam specifically.

Tickets for ‘Mothers Out Front’ are priced at £10, £8 (con) and are available from the Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or online www.alley-theatre.com

Free workshops on climate change are available for groups to book for your community, please contact Sole Purpose at [email protected] for more information.