Theatre: ‘Sil­ver Stars’

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Steven Pinker will give the 2018 TS Eliot Lec­ture at the Abbey Theatre on Novem­ber 4. Tick­ets €13-€35 on sale now. abbeythe­atre.ie Choos­ing one piece is al­most im­pos­si­ble as I grew up on theatre, but when I think about this I al­ways come back to Sil­ver Stars by mu­si­cian Sean Mil­lar and Bro­kentalk­ers. It was a song cy­cle based on the true ex­pe­ri­ences of older gay men and per­formed by a mix­ture of per­form­ers and non-per­form­ers. It was an emo­tional roller coaster. Dur­ing one song, a son speaks of how his mother tells him that ac­cord­ing to her God, his ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is a sin but that ‘I love you more than God’; from that point on, I bawled my eyes out and didn’t stop cry­ing un­til the end of the show.

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