Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the guns were silenced but the chasm between the Republican and Unionist sides remains wide and bitter. Tonight in a small back-street bar, while Northern Ireland plays Poland on the TV, Jimmy and Ian will meet for the first time. They share a violent past and this is a conversation that's been brewing for more than 20 years . . . "Quietly" is a story about what happened in a particular bar in 1974, but also what happened in Northern Ireland from the late 1960's to the late 90's. It is a powerful and gripping play about violence and forgiveness and the spiritual lesson of healing. Written by Owen McCafferty. 75 minutes no intermission.
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