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22nd October 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm€7
The Woman who Shot Mussolini
Writers: Suzanne Walshe, Padraig Denihan and Ray Murray
Directed by Valerie Greene
|Violet Gibson (33 yrs)||Violet Gibson||Ellen Corcoran|
|Leonard Ross||Fiancé of Violet||Vincent Casey|
|Enid Dinnis||Companion of Violet||Anna Paula Cury|
|Mistress of the Cello||Mistress of Violet’s mind||Suzanne Walshe|
|Violet Gibson (50 yrs)||Violet Gibson||Geraldine Maguire|
|Epifanio Penetta||Chief Superintendent||Marcos Isla|
|Violet Gibson (74 yrs)||Violet Gibson||Muriel Caslin O’Hagan|
|Constance Gibson||Sister of Violet||Mary O’Maolmhuire|
|Orderly||Asylum Orderly||Deaglan Page|
|Mussolini||Asylum Inmate||Philip Gleeson|
The Irish aristocrat Violet Gibson, 5-foot-1 with long greying hair, at fifty was an unlikely assassin.
On April 7, 1926 she shot Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. She was the only would be assassin to actually hit the dictator, grazing his nose with her bullet. Nobody knows if Gibson acted alone. Her ultimate fate is hauntingly sad.
Together the director, writers and actors will explore the character of Violet through a synergetic process culminating in performance presenting Violet through the different stages of her life.
The Debutante. The Assassin. The Madwoman. Underscored by a soundtrack which unveils her state of mind.
No prior booking.
Patrons are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
There will be no interval.
Running time approximately 75 minutes.
There will be a Q&A session with the Director and Writers after the show.