The Mysterious History of Things by Jack Harte

This play was first produced at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, Dublin. It ran for two weeks from 25 July to 6 August, 2016. Directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, it featured actors Seamus O'Rourke and Zara Burdon Yeates.

The Mysterious History of Things takes a wry look at the current obsession with fame and celebrity. Vanity drives millionaires and vandals to inscribe their names on our city buildings. The desire of people to see their names inscribed in History leads to even more intense and devious stratagems. When two people arrive at the cottage of the Historian, it is clear they are each on a mission. Can history be written to order? Can it be re-written? This light-hearted but provocative comedy pokes fun at the vanity of the rich and powerful and at the most revered accounts of our national past.

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