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What We've Done - Productions

Those You Pass on the Street

Year: 2014
Writer: Laurence McKeown
Director: Paula McFetridge
Cast: Vincent Higgins, Laura Hughes, Paul Kennedy and Carol Moore
Set Designer: Elle Kent
Production Manager: Elaine Barnes
LX/SX Designer: James Kennedy
Stage Mananger: Noleen Stevenson

Those You Pass on the Street

Elizabeth walks into a Sinn Fein constituency office seeking assistance regarding anti-social behaviour in her area. Frank takes her details and promises to look into it. He later learns she is the widow of an RUC man killed by the IRA, and is warned to tread carefully. This brief encounter poses challenges for personal preconceptions and beliefs, straining family and political loyalties.

Those You Pass on the Street explores the complexities of dealing with the legacy of conflict, especially when that conflict is localised and personal. It contrasts party political positioning with individual needs. It challenges the view that any mechanism for dealing with the past is simply about ‘whose side gets what’.

Those You Pass on the Street was commissioned by Healing Through Remembering.

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