Play Reading on Thursday, September 14, 6:30pm
The play The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan is set in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin. The anti-hero of the play, the Quare Fellow, is never seen or heard; he functions as the play’s central conceit. He is a man condemned to die on the following day, for an unmentioned crime. Whatever it is, it revolts his fellow inmates far less than that of The Other Fellow, a very camp, almost Wildean, gay man.
The play is a grimly realistic portrait of prison life in Ireland in the 1950’s, and a reminder of the days in which homosexuality was illegal and the death penalty relatively common.
Location: Saalbau Bornheim, Arnsburger Strasse 24, 60385 Frankfurt
(Note: parking garage on site is closed, so come early to find parking nearby!)
Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 12th to firstname.lastname@example.org.