Susanne R. Day’s Toilers - Her Lost Play
As reconstructed by Painted Bird
6pm (15 - 18 June) 7pm (23 - 25 June) Matinee 2.30pm (25 June)
Three young women are determined to remake the world. They start by reconstructing a lost play.
In 1913, Susanne R. Day stages a “little propaganda play” in a fundraiser for women fighting for the vote. She has been fearless before, in her arguments, her commitments and her politics. She believes women should participate in all the big decisions and means to prove it with her life. One hundred years later, three young women discover the stakes are just as high.
Winners of the Fishamble Best New Writing Award, Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014 for Between Trees and Water.
Conceived and directed by Fiona McGeown, with creative team Thomas Conway, Rob Moloney, Sarah Jane Sheils, Naomi Faughnan, Eoin Winning plus the cast Julie Maguire, Leah Moore, and Seána O’Hanlon.
Extract from THE IRISH CITIZEN: April 2nd 1914
A most successful Sale of Work was held on Wednesday in the “Dún" Gaelic League Hall, Queen Street, Cork. Miss E. OE. Somerville, the well-known novelist who is president of the Munster Women’s Franchise League, declared the sale open at 3 p.m. The chief attraction of the day was a series of most successful concerts arranged by Miss Mitchelmore, which included, in addition to musical items, the one-act play, “Toilers” by Susanne R. Day, which was presented at the conclusion of each concert by Misses Egan, Barry, and Stack. The palmistry tent, in which Madame Cheiro read characters and told many fortunes, proved to be very profitable. The many stalls were well stocked with goods of all kinds, which sold well, with the result that very little stuff was left over after the Sale, and nothing of a perishable nature.