That They May Face the Rising Sun

Capturing a year in the life of a rural, lakeside community in late 1970s Ireland, That They May Face The Rising Sun is a sensitive and beautifully realised adaptation of the last novel by John McGahern. Joe (Barry Ward) and Kate (Anna Bederke) have returned from London to live and work in a small, close-knit community in rural Ireland, close to where Joe grew up. He’s a writer, she’s an artist who retains part ownership of a London gallery. Now embedded in a remote lakeside setting, the drama of a year in their lives and those of their neighbours unfolds through the rituals of work, play and the passing seasons. A delicate, meditative exploration of ritual, community bonds, and the question of how best to live.DramaPT1H51M152024-05-20
Barry Ward
Anna Bederke
Lalor Roddy
Sean McGinley
Ruth McCabe
Brendan Conroy
Pat Collins
Tina O'Reilly
Brendan J. Byrne
That They May Face the Rising Sun"That They May Face the Rising Sun"


May 22, 2:20 pm

May 23, 3:05 pm

Montrose Playhouse