Heritage by Nicola McCartney
"Carried across deathbeds Across oceans to faraway lands Burning deep into the soil Blood in the veins And fire in the blood What fire!"
Canada 1914. Sarah McCrea stands on the threshold of womanhood, facing a bright future in a new country. Leaving Ulster behind, Sarah and her family carve out their existence in an emerging community.
Drawn to one another through tales of a near-forgotten mythical Ireland, Sarah and her neighbour Michael Donoghue become firm friends. But when Sarah and Michael's relationship deepens and his determination to define his identify catches fire, centuries of conflict threaten to blight their love. And for Sarah, the realisation dawns that old battles are being fought on new territory.
First staged in 1998, Heritage is a poignant and poetic exploration of love, identity, tribalism and the need to belong. As stark and poignant as the sweeping landscape it conjures, all at once it is epic, lyrical and timeless.
Written by Nicola McCartney
Date and Location:
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Start Date: Sunday, 1 September, 2019
End Date: Thursday, 26 September, 2019
Address: Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR