The Final Days Of Wolfe Tone





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Location: Andrew Johnson Theater
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Overview

The Final Days Of Wolfe Tone will be at Andrew Johnson Theater in Nashville, TN

Direct from a sold-out run in New York comes the BroadwayWorld.com Nominee for Best New Play of 2016:  THE FINAL DAYS OF WOLFE TONE.   Ciaran Sheehan (star of Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables) leads a cast of Broadway veterans in new drama that chronicles the finals days of “the George Washington of Ireland,” who led the Irish Rebellion of 1798 against the British.

“The Final Days of Wolfe Tone is a riveting play with fully realized characters and harrowing moments. This play was able to completely rip my heart out with its convictions and brilliant writing.”  –  BroadwayWorld.com

“A powerful historical drama full of heart, humor, and tragic beauty.” - Hudson Valley News Network

“A remarkable story that the whole world should hear, and so very beautifully told.” – Irish Arts Forum

“Ciaran Sheehan gave a heroic, yet heartbreaking portrayal,” – BroadwayWorld.com

Set in 1793, it tells the story of Wolfe Tone’s final days’ imprisonment leading up to his execution; three days on death row, allowed no visitors, no friends, no family, only a priest to hear his final confession.  Fearing his life story and all his work will be buried by the British, his best friend Tom Wilson disguises himself as a priest to gain entry to the prison.  Under the guise of his final confession, Tone dictates his biography to Wilson, so that is can be smuggled out of England and published.  Rather than bemoan his fate, he displays a cunning sense of wit and a bitterly sardonic sense of humor.  As one of the founding fathers of the Irish revolution, Tone rubbed elbows with such historical luminaries as Napoleon, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton and proceeds to chronicle his dealings with each of them and their respective roles in his story.  Their saga is full of colorful historical characters as well as hilarious anecdotes about great historical figures, all told with that unique Irish dramatic charm.  

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