An Irish history expert will speak May 6 in Pasco on the real-life history behind the new musical Guns of Ireland.
The talk, by Conor Mulvagh, a lecturer at University College Dublin, is called, “Interpreting Ireland’s Rebellions.” It’s at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Basin College theater.
Guns of Ireland, an original dramatic musical written by Jeffrey Payne and Mike Speegle and performed by drama students at Tri-Cities Prep, opened May 1. Performances continue at 7:30 p.m. May 7-9, with a 2 p.m. matinee May 10.
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The musical takes place during two Irish rebellions — the Wexford Rebellion of 1798 and the Easter Rising of 1916.
Mulvagh “will discuss the reality of revolution and revolt that eventually led to Irish independence with an emphasis on the two rebellions featured in Guns of Ireland,” a news release said.
A question and answer session will follow.