Emigration Road: a Dramatic Recital for Two Voices

Irish Emigration Comes to Iowa

Emigration Road: a Dramatic Recital for Two Voices

to be performed at the Hearst Center

The complex emotions surrounding Irish emigration is the subject of Emigration Road, a drama to be performed by the Irish duo of Tegolin Knowland and Sean Coyne at the Hearst Center for the Arts Mae Latta Hall on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Emigration has been a constant throughout much of Irish history, and this drama by Eamon Grennan, one of Ireland’s foremost poets, sketches out the consequences of leaving “home” to makes one’s way elsewhere.  In a performance that covers a range of emigration experiences, Knowland and Coyne give voice to those whose stories are too often lost to history.

Emigration Road will resonate with those whose own heritage can be traced to Irish emigration, and it will appeal to all theatergoers who look to the stage for an exploration of the human condition.

Doors open at the Hearst Center at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information call the UNI Department of Languages & Literatures (319.273.2821) or the Hearst Center (319.273.8641), or visit online www.hearstartscenter.com.

This performance is sponsored by the James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts; the University of Northern Iowa’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; the UNI Department of Languages & Literatures; the UNI Department of Theatre; and the UNI English Club.