The Source Arts Centre and Tipperary Arts Office present ‘Postscript’ written by Noelle Browne and Michéle Forbes on Wednesday, May 28th at 8pm.
The idea for this play is based on something most of us take for granted. Many of us can look at our bumpy nose and blame our mother or see our own hands or gestures in our siblings. Growing up Noelle Brown could never do that. She could not find family resemblances in photos or blame her bad points on her ancestors. Noelle Brown was adopted and this play tells her story.
From a young age Noelle knew something was amiss. Her light skin and red hair stood out in a family with dark hair and sallow complexions. Told the truth early on by loving parents Brown decides as an adult to track down her birth mother and uncover the circumstances that prompted her being given up for adoption. It is a very personal story of her search for her birth mother.
This play reminds us that the legacy of these adoptions lives on today. There are still mothers, elderly now, yearning for a lost child.
This piece of work is co-written with Michele Forbes and is delivered through letters spoken as monologues.
The story is poignant but also humorous with projections of letters, old documents and photos that form the background and set the tone for a powerful story. Highly recommended.
Tickets are priced at €15 (€12 concession) - call the box office on 0504 90204 or visit thesourceartscentre.ie