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The First Protestant

Splódar

23 – 26 January 2019 | 7:30pm | Main Space

A gripping psychological drama with moments of intensity and also unexpected comedy.

The First Protestant presents a tense duel between Martin Luther and the shadowy figure of the Analyst, and through it the life and struggles of Luther, the monk who defied the Catholic church with profound repercussions for Christendom.

The play probes the far-reaching influence of Luther’s thinking on such leaders as Bismark and Hitler and also finds echoes in current events such as a European banking collapse and threats to global peace.


WRITTEN BY: Gerry Farrell
DIRECTED BY: Prin Duignan
LIGHTING DESIGN BY: Fergal Harkin
SET DESIGN BY: Sheila O’Keeffe
COSTUME DESIGN BY: Pam Ferguson
SOUND DESIGN BY: Luke McGinley

CAST:
Gerry Farrell
Michael Roper

About the company:
Founded in 1995 Splódar is the resident theatre company in the Glens Centre Manorhamilton. The company pursues a bilingual policy in that productions in both English and Irish are staged and toured regularly. Splódar places particular emphasis on promoting new work and to date plays by Joni Crone, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Treasa Nealon and Gerry Farrell have been staged.

Tickets €20 | €15 student/OAP concession/matinee

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