Alone It Stands
About Alone It Stands
Written and directed by John Breen
With Chase Guthrie Knueven, Ed Malone, Rob McDermott, David O’Hara, Henry Raber, and Sarah Street
On October 31, 1978, a small Irish rugby team faced off against the New Zealand All Blacks, rightly considered one of the best rugby teams in history. Ireland was in the grip of a terrible recession and war was waging in Northern Ireland, and this scrappy team from Munster’s surprise victory rocked the island.
Award-winning Irish playwright/director John Breen revisits this David vs. Goliath story that captured and entranced Irish people everywhere. Six actors playing 62 characters recreate this dynamic sporting event in a performance that The Stage called “poetic and exceptional.”