The Lady and the Poet, Pamela Turner's history of Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne, returns to Atlanta's Theatre Gael, where the piece premiered in 1993, for the 2002-2003 season.
The company, entirely dedicated to plays set in or about Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Celtic America, will also produce Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales and Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara, among others.
The Lady and the Poet will be presented as a part of Theatre Gael's Crossroads: Women's Voices series. Gonne was a mystic and poetess who spoke passionately for Ireland's freedom in the early 20th Century. She also inspired much of the love poetry of William Butler Yeats. Gonne was the mother of Sean MacBride, the founder of Amnesty International. Dates for the production will be announced.
Hugh Leonard's popular family comedy Da opens the season Sept. 6-Oct. 6. A Child's Christmas in Wales plays the holiday season, Dec. 6-29. A Skull in Connemara plays Jan. 24-Feb. 16, 2003. Ron Hutchinson's dark drama about the Irish troubles in Ulster, The Rat in the Skull, closes the season March 21-April 6, 2003.