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Across the Lines: Green & Blue Feedback!

Green and Blue by Laurence McKeown, Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim 17th April 2017
Images and a small selection of participant comments received from  the  performance of Green and Blue by Kabosh Theatre Company in Kiltyclogher Community Centre 17 April 2018,  as part of our ‘Across the Lines’ programme. 

 
The most important thing I am taking away tonight is: 
 
the humanised character of the RUC (man); that he may have joined out of familial duty and circumstance rather than ‘hating’ the nationalist community – really powerful”.
Leitrim participant
 
“a deeper understanding of the experiences of individuals in the police forces on both sides of the border during the conflict, and the impact of the conflict on …. human relationships. It must never be allowed to happen again – the human cost is to great”.
Cavan Participant
 
“Remembering the difficulties of my past and feeling grateful to experience the portrayal this evening. Hope is still alive”.
Fermanagh Participant 
 
“As a 24 year old living on the border, ..it is hard to get people talking about the past.This was an excellent way of learning for me”
 
Participant
 
not to take the open and free border for granted”
Cavan  participant 
 
“Understanding each other is the key to peace. Communication and openness is essential”.
Leitrim Participant
 
“Think for yourself.Do not be a uniform”. 
Fermanagh participant
 
“Never judge a man until you walk a mile in his shoes”
Leitrim participant 
 
“I appreciated the way humour ws used to highlight the various aspects of each man’s life. It was good to see how the RUC man’s human side was developed from a very formal beginning….also pointed out how difficult the guards ‘had it’; which I realised up growing up in Swanlinbar” 
Cavan Participant
 
“Connection between Ulster as nine counties and Northern Ireland – that this is so contested culturally”
Leitrim participant 
 
“I trained in Sligo…and couldn’t believe that friends from Manorhamilton would actually ‘go into the north ” to shop or visit.
Leitrim participant 
 
“We all have a shared goal of peace but how to get and keep that?” 
Leitrim participant
 
“A thorough provoking performance ,superbly acted and directed.…drawing us back to how we deal with our troubled past and our shared heritage. Wonderful for its very depiction to be played out on a border location like Kiltyclogher…A wonderfully educational tool for younger audiences”. 
Fermanagh Participant 
Green and Blue by Laurence McKeown, Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim 17th April 2017

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