A Healthy War

Written by:

Bethany Lake

Cast Size:
7

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Drama
Historical

Themes:

Home
Relationships
Travel
War

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

2013

Synopsis:

“In A Healthy War, Diarmuid is a young soldier who, while fighting in the Easter Rising in Dublin, boards a ship to take cover from the British. However, the ship leaves the port, sending him to Halifax, Nova Scotia. There, he meets a fellow Irishman, Terrence and the lovely bondservant, Maggie. But despite his attempts to settle in and create a new life, he soon realizes that his demons will not leave him alone.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Diarmuid / Maggie / Terrence / Herschell / Richard / Myrna / Mother

First Produced:

2013, Theatre Nova Scotia

Resources:

A Healthy War is available through the CPO Website.

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Notes:

Encyclopedia Britannica’s website includes an overview of the Easter Rising here.