We just got a press release from the Stop the War Coalition regarding the one woman show 'Peace Mom' based on Cindy Sheehan's efforts to find out why her son had to die in Iraq:
Italian Nobel-Winning Playwright Dario Fo to attend with Cindy Sheenhan first public showing of his new play 'PEACE MOM', starring Frances de la Tour as Cindy Sheehan. Presented by Stop the War Coalition Saturday December 10.
The Nobel Prize-winning satirical playwright and his wife, actress Franca Rame, will come to London for the first public presentation of his one-woman play PEACE MOM this Saturday, December 10. The workshop performance will take place at Pimlico School, Lupus Street SW1 at 9pm. PEACE MOM is translated by Tom Behan and produced and directed by Michael Kustow.
Fo's play is about Cindy Sheehan, whose 24-year-old son was killed in Iraq on April 4 2004. Her efforts to get an explanation from President Bush about the death of her and other mother's sons led her to pitch camp outside the presidential ranch throughout August this year. The persistence and growing anger of this woman who was nicknamed 'Peace Mom' made her the focus of a nation-wide movement against the war, which goes from strength or strength.
Cindy Sheehan is played in this workshop presentation by Frances de la Tour, currently playing in the play and forthcoming film of Alan Bennett's The History Boys and well-known through her many film and television appearances, including Rising Damp.
Dario Fo, best known in this country for his plays Accidental Death Of An Anarchist and Can't Pay Won't Pay! is a one-man resistance movement against the erosion of democracy in Italy by Silvio Berlusconi's government and his predecessors. Fo is currently campaigning to become Mayor of Milan.
'Peace Mom' will round off Stop The War's Peace Conference, a day of speeches and debates, in which Cindy Sheehan will take part. More details and ticket information here.