How to Be a Man in West Belfast, written by Benjamin Firke ’12, directed by Justin Wayne ’12, and produced by Second Stage, opens this week.
It’s the story of Liam McLaughlin, a brilliant but awkward teenager growing up on the war-torn streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland in the mid-90s. Liam must choose between becoming a hired gun for the Irish Republican Army like his older brother Michael or carving a bold new path with his skills as a computer programmer at the dawn of the Internet age. Will Liam escape from a life of terrorism and prosper? Or will he be dragged down by Michael, who is hellbent on turning his little brother into a “man”?
The show is free, but space is limited, so get there early.
Dates: Thursday, April 2 – Saturday, April 4
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: WestCo Café
Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 2:00 PM