02 Oct 2022

Showcase for challenging new play at Holywell building

The Was is Now Pic

Selected scenes from a new work by Derry playwright Eddie Kerr will be performed at a special event in the city on Tuesday morning.

‘The Was is Now’ brings together a woman whose husband has been shot dead and the man who pulled the trigger. The characters are portrayed by local actors Paul O’Doherty and Bernadette McFarland.

The performance will take place at the Holywell Building on Bishop Street at 10am on Tuesday, April 2.

This will be followed by a discussion exploring challenging questions such as: Can a perpetrator also be a victim? Does forgiveness let a perpetrator off the hook, and how can trauma be healed?

The event will be followed by a light lunch. To book a place please contact Kirstie Wright on 02871261941 or email This is a Valued Voices/Towards Healing and Understanding and Healing event funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council and Peace IV.

CAPTION: Actors Paul O'Doherty and Bernadette McFarland who will perform extracts from 'The Was is Now' at the Holywell building on Bishop Street next Tuesday.

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