A film of the delivery of the Proclamation, the document that announced the Easter Rising of 1916 and set in train the events that eventually led to a free and sovereign state, The Republic of Ireland. Clearly the person delivering the oration is an actor, the setting is a stage and the context is a rehearsal. The film invites the viewer to listen carefully to the meaning of the words and the hopes they express. It suggests that while the reading of the Proclamation outside the GPO on Easter Monday 1916 was an act of theatre the hopes and aspirations contained within its language were very real indeed. All seven signatories of the Proclamation paid for the attempt to establish their revolutionary and republican ideals with their lives. This film asks whether, a century later, those ideals and aspirations have been realised or have the processes of commemoration, if not of our politics, themselves become theatrical. Are we still in rehearsal? Are our aspirations performed or felt? Should we try this one more time?