Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 20:00 to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 10:00

Carnegie Stage, 25 W Main St, Carnegie, PA 15106, USA

Jaki McCarrick | New Production Of 'Belfast Girls', Pittsburgh, USA

Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick will open in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Carnegie Stage in October. This all-female play was Windy City Times’ Critic’s pick when it premiered in Chicago in 2015. This production is directed by Rich Kenzie and is presented by Ghostlight Theater Troupe which has  a great reputation for new, cutting-edge work.  Belfast Girls  is about five young women who depart Ireland during the Irish Famine. Based on true accounts, it’s also about emigration and the female experience of the Famine, and “the powers-that-be who scapegoat and victimize their most vulnerable during a crisis.”  The play was developed at the National Theatre in London in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award.   Jaki McCarrick's short story colletion The Scattering was published by Seren in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Edge Prize 2014. Tickets: $30.  For further information and to book visit the Ghostlight website: