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A Would You Believe? Special

first_imgNewsA Would You Believe? SpecialBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2015 710 A Would You Believe? special of Ireland’s first 24-hour Passion play in Limerick will air this Easter Sunday, April 5 on RTÉ ONE 22:35pm.In 2014, the residents of Nicker and Pallasgreen, a small community in rural Co. Limerick, staged the 24-hour drama without script. Performed by amateurs, it demanded that its cast dig deep not only into their understanding of the 2000 year old Easter story, but deep into themselves. In doing so, they discovered passion in the fullest sense, producing a profoundly moving, even life-changing work of dramatic art that transcended its participants’ ideas of religion and left many who saw it stunned. This remarkable Would You Believe?documentary captures all that passion.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The smallest village with the biggest passion,” – Mike Gleeson, resident, PallasgreenWhen the residents of Nicker, a Limerick village near Pallasgreen, responded to local farmer, Eamonn Harty’s call to stage a Passion play, they had little idea what would be involved. In Holy Week 2014, almost the entire community of farmers, nurses, care workers, builders, postmen, mechanics and teachers was mobilised to transform their village into a stage fit to present Ireland’s first Passion play to be produced in real time over 24 hours.Over a gruelling schedule of late-night rehearsals, Eamonn taught the cast his own version of method acting. Only by looking into their own experiences of passion – grief, love, pain, fear and faith – could they convey to their audience the true emotional weight of the 2000-year old story they were re-creating. For many, the process was deeply unsettling, and yet, in mining those feelings, the amateur actors discovered and revealed remarkable things about themselves. For mechanic, Garry Fraher (Jesus), for instance, the play became an opportunity to exorcise the grief he had been unable to express at the death of his mother.“I’ve so many regrets how I didn’t grieve. I was angry with myself; I was angry that she deserved more. She deserved the tears on the day, but I couldn’t give them to her. It still annoys me.”Thousands attended the single performance on that “green hill far away”, including anyone from national commentators to local residents. No-one left unmoved. Deliberately, the audience, who followed the action to various parts of the village, throughout the night of Holy Thursday and right through to Good Friday afternoon, found themselves participants in the action rather than spectators. It was a role that many clearly found unsettling and even upsetting as they literally joined the cast on the road to Calvary.“It’s more than just a story, more than a production: it’s all about examining your own life and relationship to the characters that you meet in the story. It will make us see the Passion as a very significant part of what makes us what we are.” – Kevin O’Shea (Pilate). Church lights to remain on and bells to ring as Easter vigil brings hope and light to all in these dark times Print Previous articleCraft your network at ‘Business After Hours’ Chamber eventNext articleQuinlivan backs Dunnes Stores workers Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible TAGSdramaEaster SundayfeaturedNickerPallasgreenPlayThe Passion Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Limerick Post Show | PlayAct Drama School Email Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebooklast_img read more

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Palm Beach considers options as Trump remains at Mar-a-Lago

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Town of Palm Beach, Florida, is considering its legal options as former President Donald Trump is still living at his Mar-a-Lago club, a possible violation of a 1993 agreement. Town Manager Kirk Blouin said in a brief email Thursday that Palm Beach is examining its options and the matter might be discussed at the town council’s February meeting. Trump and the town agreed nearly 30 years ago when he turned the estate into a club that he would not live there more than seven days consecutively or more than 21 days a year. Trump’s office disputes that there’s an agreement, saying nothing prevents him from living there.last_img

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Conklin Man charged with kidnapping

first_imgPolice say the victim jumped out of the car as it was moving to escape Rossi. The police department says around 4 p.m., officers were called to an address on Oakdale Road to respond to a disturbance call. They were told Rossi was armed with a knife and was making threats to people. Rossi was also charged with menacing in the second degree and driving while intoxicated, both misdemeanors. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Police Department says one person has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies following a disturbance call on Oakdale Road Friday. They say Rossi had a victim in his car who he threatened to stab with a knife. Rossi demanded that the victim call his boss and ask for money that Rossi says was owed to him, police say in a press release sent to 12 News.center_img The Johnson City Police Department says Rossi was later taken to Central Arraignment at the Broome County Jail. When they arrived, police say they noticed Rossi leave the residence in a vehicle. Police say officers followed Rossi until he came to a stop on Grant Street where he was taken into custody. Authorities say 26-year-old Domenico J. Rossi of Conklin was arrested and charged with kidnapping in the 1st degree, a class A1 felony and criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree, a class D felony.last_img read more

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