The New Theatre Presents THE HARVEST By Jane McCarthy
Life is sweet. Good job. Pretty wife. A nice house in the suburbs. Shame about the past, creeping up behind you...
Charlotte is back on track, thanks to her steadfast husband, Malcolm, and son, Evan. She thinks she's found another lifeline in her new friend, Shane. But Shane knows more about her idyllic life than she realises. And just how to destroy it.
The Harvest is a tense new thriller from acclaimed playwright, Jane McCarthy, about second chances and second lives. What we do when we have them, and what we might do to take them from others. Directed by Matthew Ralli (Deeds of Deceit, Temptress) and performed by Marcus Lamb (Fair City, Rebellion, Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Abbey Theatre), Melissa Nolan (Yeats Besotted, Not I, Footfalls), Fionn Foley (Half Light, Fierce Notions) and John Morton (Love / Hate, The Hellfire Squad), The Harvest had a public reading in May 2017, and has been developed with dramaturgical support from Pamela McQueen.
"The world knows about me. It knows what I did and it doesn't care anymore. But what about you? What about what you've done?"
Director: Matthew Ralli
Cast: Marcus Lamb, Melissa Nolan, Fionn Foley & John Morton
Dramaturg: Pamela McQueen
Set Design: Lisa Krugel
Lighting Design: John Crudden
Stage Manager: Céin Sookram
Graphic Design: Leanne WillarsPoster image: Alan Craig
As a playwright Jane McCarthy has had three plays staged, Epilogue in 2009 and Overtime in 2012 and 2013, which received great critical acclaim and a sell out run in The New Theatre. She was most recently commissioned to write a short radio play, Amy, as part of the sold out event Dead Air in the Bram Stoker Festival 2017.On the strength of Overtime she was selected to be part of Dublin Theatre Festival's 'Play- On' initiative in 2014, an advanced playwriting course taught by Graham Whybrow, former Literary Manager of The Royal Court Theatre, London.
Jane graduated from UCD in 2014 with a first class honours MA in Creative Writing, and was taught by many esteemed writers such as Frank McGuinness, Carlo Gebbler, Eilís Ní Dhuibhne, Paul Perry and James Ryan. Her first novel, Honest, was shortlisted for the Irish Writer's Novel Fair 2015. She also holds a Degree in English Literature from UCD.