Theatre: ‘Silver Stars’
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.