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The Star of the County Down – Festival Reading #6



Hollins Playwrights Festival 2021

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Event Details

Date: 07/25/2021

Start time: 11:00

End time: 13:00

Venue: Hollins Playwright's Lab on Zoom

Address: , Roanoke, , 24020


Again this summer, due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, the 2021 Hollins Playwrights Festival readings will be presented live online via Zoom (all times Eastern). All readings are free and open to the public. But tickets will be limited.

The Star of the County Down
Written by Kristin Lundberg
Directed by Paul Gabbard

Meet them halfway with love, peace and persuasion, and expect them to rise for the occasion.
~Van Morrison

Inspired by a true story, The Star of the County Down is a family drama with music based on an old Irish folk song and the building of Northern Irelands great reservoir, The Silent Valley. At a time when the rest of the world is at the Great War, Northern Ireland battles in the War of Independence for their biggest fight with England. Ulster counties are the hands of the daughters of the Kincade family: the eldest who brings a unity to the Irish community, and the youngest who joins forces with the Irish terrorist opposition. A feud between Irelands divided East and West becomes a war between sisters of whom will fight to the death for what they believe to be the honor of their family legacy.

About the Festival:
Each summer at the end of July, we present a three-day event showcasing readings of student work from the Playwrights Lab. Normally, these eight readings are minimally staged at Mill Mountain Theatre’s Waldron Stage for the general public and close to a dozen guest professional responders from all over the globe.


After making your reservation, you will get an email with a confirmation of your request, but it won’t include the Zoom link or event instructions. YOU WILL GET AN EMAIL ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE THE EVENT WITH THE LINK TO THE PERFORMANCE and any additional directions specific to the event.

You can join the event up to 15 minutes before the start time. Running time is approximately 90 minutes. with a short Q&A to follow. DON’T LIVE ON THE EAST COAST? PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE TIME DIFFERENCE!

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