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Finding Violet

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

€7

The Woman who Shot Mussolini

Writers:  Suzanne Walshe, Padraig Denihan and Ray Murray

Directed by Valerie Greene

Cast

Room 1
Character Name Role Cast
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
Room 2
Character Name Role Cast
Violet Gibson (50 yrs) Violet Gibson Geraldine Maguire
Epifanio Penetta  Chief Superintendent Marcos Isla
Room 3
Character Name Role Cast
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 great man, 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.

Details

Date:
October 22
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
€7
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Website:
http://www.dublinshakespearesociety.ie/

Venue

The Teachers’ Club
36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
Phone:
085 843 2881
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Organiser

Dublin Shakespeare Society
Phone:
+353 85 843 2881
Email:
info(at)dublinshakespearesociety.ie
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