On Baile's Strand

On Baile's Strand

by W. B. Yeats 

Directed by Barry Cavin


February 18-27, 2022

February 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30pm

February 20, 26* & 27 at 2:00pm


Yeats’ poetic play uses ancient Celtic myths and traditional lore to explore all the meanings of passion, familial bonds, political ambition, and the futile drive to control nature.   

Cuchulain, a great warrior king, reluctantly swears loyalty to King Conchubar to consolidate a defense against a common enemy, Queen Aoife, with whom Cuchulain had once had a passionate affair. During the ceremony to make official the agreement between Cuchulain and Conchubar, a young stranger appears and requests to battle Cuchulain. The results from the fight cause Cuchulain to go mad and wage war against the waves of the ocean. 


Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and can be purchased at fgcu.edu/theatrelab


*There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance