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Northern Ireland during The Troubles, 1980s.

Catholic vs Protestant, the Irish Republican Army vs the Ulster Constabulary.  Civil war with high casualties among the general populace.  There were signs everywhere warning of unattended bags, an often-used method of hiding bombs in public places.

Two women, one Catholic and one Protestant, begin tentative steps toward friendship when they are forced to share a table at an outdoor cafe.  Will an unattended bag end the friendship before it can even begin?

 

This staged reading explores the Irish Real Life Festival's 2022 theme of reconciliation and peacemaking.

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