The Wars of Dagger John | Irish Central

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“The play, commissioned by the Sheen Center, explores themes of race and moral ambiguity in the context of the Civil War as it affected New York’s Irish community.  New York’s first archbishop, ‘Dagger’ John Hughes, must exert leadership during a difficult period of urban unrest.”

On stage at The Wars of Dagger John: Connie Wookey, Chris Russell, Aidan Redmond, Colin Ryan, Colin Lane, Richard Waddingham, Greg Mullavey, Orlagh Cassidy, Connor Delves. Photo by Paul McConnell.

On Thursday night, November 16, the Sheen Center hosted a stage reading of The Wars of Dagger John, a new play written by Turlough McConnell and directed by George Heslin, which will be developed for production in 2018.

Irish Central’s Eugene O’Driscoll reviews the performance in “Learning from Turlough McConnell’s Dagger John at the Sheen Center” published November 28, 2017.

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