The Freedom of the City

The Freedom of the City $9.99

Brian Friel

Published by Samuel French Inc

Large Mixed Cast
Set in Londonderry in 1970, this gripping drama explores the ongoing Irish "troubles" that plague the country to this day

An unauthorized Civil Rights March has been dispersed and three demonstrators, two young men and a middle-aged mother of 11, take refuge in the Town Hall

Hysterical rumor inflates the trio to 40 armed rebels and they are besieged

When they surrender they are shot

"Friel fleshes the awful, numbing casualty statistics and gives them breath and life" ~ Sunday Telegraph

"Friel has written the best Northern Irish play since the present troubles began; it is also the least tainted by propaganda or the simplifications to which such a subject becomes prone" ~ Financial Times

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