Broke Promise Land

Broke Promise Land’ that is coming to Galway on the 30th September and 1st October 2013

The play is Directed by a Dublin based Director, Aoife Spillane Hinks, and will be shown as a part of Galway Theatre Festival and will be performed in The Town Hall.

Originally performed in Dublin at Theatre Upstairs in March 2013 this new play has received great reviews including a 4 star review by The Irish Times. Most recently the play was on to full houses at Theatre at the Savoy in Limerick and the Electric Picnic 2013.

The story in the play describes the characters’ life in Croatia, Italy, Japan and then Ireland. The Irish experience includes Limerick and Galway. 

There will be also a post show discussion with Dr. Charlotte McIvor; a Lecturer at NUI Galway who is currently writing a Manuscript on Intercultural Theatre in Ireland which will include Broken Promise Land. 

About the play: 

Sunday Times- Broken Promise Land-1Sick of life in her war-torn country, guided by MTV hits and Hollywood sitcoms, Stefica takes on a new name and embarks on a quest for an American education, and ends up in a Dublin lap dancing club. With frankness and humour, she teaches us the tricks of the trade–and shares secrets she can’t tell anyone else. Based on performer Mirjana Rendulic’s own experiences, and directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks, this piece dispels easy preconceptions about exotic dancers.  

After a critically acclaimed run in Lanigan’s Theatre Upstairs, Stone’s Throw Theatre brings this compelling new play to the Galway Theatre Festival.

Facts about the play:

– It is a semi-autobiographical story about a young woman from Croatia.

–  It is Set in Celtic Tiger Ireland.

– It is Suitable for 16+; minimal adult content.

Please find some of the reviews we’ve had so far:

’4 stars’    Peter Crawley, The Irish Times

‘Delivered by an instantly likeable Rendulic… it is captivating.’  Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Times

It’s moving, it’s funny and it’s a must see.’  

‘The wonderfully charming one-woman show. Alternately funny and poignant, it offers a refreshing perspective on the immigrant experience.’    Le Cool, Dublin.

‘She fled a moribund, post-war country and ended up as a pole dancer in a Dublin nightclub. But that’s not the whole story. And she’s telling her story to subvert our expectations of what those things mean. The journey of self-discovery and empowerment goes on.    Colin Murphy.

‘The story is compelling and thought-provoking. Entirely absorbing; It’s a backstage and behind the scenes insight, all the more so as it travels from Zagreb to Japan and right into our own Dublin.’

‘Actress, writer Mirjana Rendulic ensures a depth of perspective in portraying the Dublin life of an immigrant exotic dancer’ . Rose Rushe, Limerick Post. 

‘The Broken Promise Land is an important story, and some of its insights are incredible. To borrow from Dickinson once more: “Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it”.

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