The West Belfast cast of "Binlids" — a play about the Troubles, written and performed by the citizens of West Belfast — invite members of the Irish community in New York to a special "pay what you can" preview performance of the play on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Angel Orensanz Center (172 Norfolk St.), south of Houston Street on the Lower East Side.
The public is invited to attend the performance, which will be videotaped by CNN (Cable News Network) for a news feature to be broadcast later this month, for a nominal donation at the door, based on what they can afford to pay.
"Binlids" officially begins performances Thursday, Oct. 8, and will have its gala opening night celebration on Sunday, Oct. 11. Beginning Thursday through the end of the play’s run on Oct. 23, tickets are $40.
"Binlids" chronicles the 30-year struggle of the West Belfast community as its dealt in personal, public and political ways with the injustices of imprisonment and internment by the British Army. Fourteen members of the original Irish company of "Binlids" are in New York for this premiere, which is directed by Pam Brighton.