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ABC démolition by Michel Ouellette

By Michel Ouellette

Au centre d'un village qui se meurt, une enseignante s'est barricadée à l'intérieur de l'école, une ceinture de dynamite autour du ventre. Elle tente d'empêcher que « son » école soit démolie. Ironie, c'est le démolisseur, Jeff, qui tente de los angeles dissuader de tout faire sauter.

Entre les deux, un jeu de lettres qui tient lieu de compte à rebours...

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You can trust us. We’re all in the same boat. to humiliate us... A Good Night Out on the Falls Road 41 After the noise and brutality of the interrogation and the still, painful dignity of the last scene, Patsy’s entrance into Maghaberry is almost domestic in its ease and warmth. After the corruption of closeness and touch, it is also a celebration of love, of caring, of women in solidarity. Once again, there is the deliberate interplay of styles. The scene opens with three women sitting in a semicircle front stage centre, talking.

The theatre does not invite judgement, but a complex and historically aware solidarity. RadicalLayout 10/2/05 11:23 am Page 39 Scene Four A single spot lights down stage left. A young girl walks into the light. but did I have to die? What harm could I have done to them? So begins a monologue which stands as a memorial for the sixteen children aged under sixteen who have been killed by plastic bullets in the north of Ireland. Children like Carol Anne Kelly, aged twelve, shot on 12 May 1981, or Julie Livingstone, aged fourteen, whose face was removed by a plastic bullet on 22 May 1981.

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