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The Rising of the Moon

by Lady Gregory, 1907

Lady Gregory’s classic black comedy is due for a resurgence. This Irish play in one act celebrates its 110th anniversary in March 2017. Its themes—police repression, cultural identity, and conflicted loyalties—are as relevant today as they were during the Irish revolutionary period. The Rising of the Moon tells the story of an Irish police officer who takes pride in upholding traditional law and order—until a chance encounter with a charmingly dangerous insurgent causes both men to question the social forces that have made them enemies. With a new introduction by New York playwright and National Poetry Slam Finalist April Ranger, and with the play’s songs and poetry reset in custom formatting by the Yellow Buick Review, Lady Gregory’s play is a charming introduction to Irish literature and political history.

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