Friday 4th October | (Running time 50mins) Venue | TBD | Tickets | TBD

Hairy Jaysus is a biopic based on the events that led to the execution of Frank Sheehy Skeffington on Easter week 1916. O’Kellys poignant drama is performed by Exit Does Theatres’ artistic director Paddy McEneaney. Sheehy-Skeffington was a pacifist, feminist, socialist and atheist who was murdered after being wrongly identified as a one of the rising leaders while trying to stop looting during the Dublin rebellion during Easter week in 1916. Frank Sheehy-Skeffington, the pint-sized livewire dubbed Hairy Jaysus by his friend James Joyce, along with his wife Hanna relentlessly challenged the societal paralysis Joyce fled. A campaigner for Votes for Women and against recruitment for The Great War, he was jailed for sedition in 1915 and went on hunger-andthirst strike until released. He was summarily executed in Portobello Barracks Dublin during the Easter Rising of 1916, having been arrested while trying to stop the looting. Frank was often called a crank. He wasn’t offended; he said a crank is a small instrument that makes revolutions. In Hairy Jaysus the tragedy of his enforced via dolorosa through Rathmines is ruminated on by Trod, a homeless guy begging beside an Irish bank ATM in present-day Rathmines.