The aisling

 
Public Domain Image “FLAPPED BLACK WINGS” by William Heath Robinson from Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, 1917.

Public Domain Image “FLAPPED BLACK WINGS” by William Heath Robinson from Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, 1917.

 
 

Winner, Heiress Productions New Play CONTEST (as For Mother’s Song)

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, 1982. Set against the bloody backdrop of the Troubles, the Regan family have their own battles to fight: Fiona, the daughter, has been newly inducted into a militant branch of the IRA by her handsome young beau; Colin, the son, is led to bloody violence by a spirit who claims to be his dead mother; Owen, the father, can barely keep his rage contained long enough to hold them all together. But a grim family secret threatens to blow them all apart, while pushing them deeper into the darkness of war. The Aisling is a riveting drama about the dualities of fantasy and reality, sanity and madness, light and dark, and one family’s struggle to survive.

CAST REQUIREMENTS: 2W / 3M

RUN TIME: 90 Minutes.

 
The Passage Theatre Company reading of THE AISLING, directed by Damon Bonetti.  From L to R: Matthew Ellis Murphy, Brielle Silvestri, Derrick Ledbetter, Charlotte Northeast

The Passage Theatre Company reading of THE AISLING, directed by Damon Bonetti. From L to R: Matthew Ellis Murphy, Brielle Silvestri, Derrick Ledbetter, Charlotte Northeast

The Passage Theatre Company reading of THE AISLING, directed by Damon Bonetti.  Pictured: Brielle Silvestri, John Jezior.

The Passage Theatre Company reading of THE AISLING, directed by Damon Bonetti. Pictured: Brielle Silvestri, John Jezior.

The Passage Theatre Company reading of THE AISLING, directed by Damon Bonetti.  Pictured, Matthew Ellis Murphy, John Jezior.

The Passage Theatre Company reading of THE AISLING, directed by Damon Bonetti. Pictured, Matthew Ellis Murphy, John Jezior.

...A wonderful combination of an IRA thriller and a ghost story. Beautifully written.
— David Lee White, Playwright