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American Production Of Enda Walsh's MISTERMAN To Wrap Up Ireland And Northern Ireland Tour


American Production Of Enda Walsh's MISTERMAN To Wrap Up Ireland And Northern Ireland Tour

American Production of Enda Walsh's Misterman to Wrap up Ireland and Northern Ireland Tour at Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey.

Resolve Productions is bringing Enda Walsh's Misterman to Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland. The Misterman tour began at the Granary in late September 2017. The production then traveled from Cork to the Balor Arts Centre in Donegal for a two night run as part of the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival. Misterman wowed at glór in Clare for a single performance before gearing up for the final run in Northern Ireland. Misterman will finish its tour at Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland for a three night run from 26- 28 October 2017. All shows are at 19:45 p.m and tickets begin at an affordable £6.50.

Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but fierce evangelist Thomas Magill knows better. He knows jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O'Leary enslaves his lovely mother and that sweet Mrs. Cleary is a blasphemous flirt. It's down to Thomas, with God on his shoulder, to save this sinful place. But the townsfolk are not listening, an angel is misbehaving and a barking dog will not be silenced. Just how far will Thomas go in his quest for salvation?

"A seductive and terrifying portrait of a luminous madness that dares you not to look away." - New York Times.

Resolve Productions' Misterman enjoyed sold-out runs and glowing reviews from audiences and critics when it made its Colorado premiere at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts in 2014 in the US. Theatre critic Judith Reynolds, of the Durango Herald, praised this impressive production as a "rare opportunity to see a splendid performance by an emerging American actor in a gripping new Irish Play." Rave reviews continued the following year at The Dairy Center as the show headlined The Boulder Arts Festival in Boulder, Colorado. Chris Arneson of Broadway World calling the production "an enigmatic excursion through the mind of a man trying to interpret his own journey." The play is directed by Melissa Firlit and the lead role of Thomas Magill is played by Craig MacArthur.

Craig and Melissa became enamored with this play in the early 2000s while the two were graduate students at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. The pair spent a full month incubating this passion project in 2014 to develop their version of the production, bringing in fellow Rutgers alum Elaine Wong (lighting) and Matt Bitner (sound) to round out their vision. They created such excitement for their production of Mr. Walsh's critically acclaimed one man show, that the US runs featured Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, voicing the role of Mammy, and Henry Award winner John Ashton, voicing the role of Mr. McAnerny. In addition to other Irish talent, this tour features Irelands own Terry Donnelly ast the needy, but lovable Mammy.

Resolve Productions has been thrilled to bring Misterman to Ireland on a three city tour and to Northern Ireland for a three night run. The added thrill, honor and pressure of being Americans presenting a beloved Irish playwright's work at home in Ireland is sure to add a palpable energy of excitement, nerves and brilliance to the stage. American cultural differences will prove to be both entertaining and thought provoking as Craig brings life to Thomas Magill's internal struggle and external interactions with this seemingly typical Irish town.

Not since Enda Walsh first brought Thomas Magill to life at the Granary Theatre in 1999 had Misterman been performed there. The glór performance include a unique opportunity to discuss the production with the team during a talkback immediately following the performance. Theatre at the Mill will conclude this highly anticipated tour on a high note before taking the show back to the states.

About the Artists

Craig MacArthur is a New York based artist. Recent credits include: (Im)Pluse (Seattle Repertory), The Big Uncut Flick (Theatre Row) and A Few Good Men (Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts). Craig is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework instructor and has taught in the MFA/BFA Acting program at Rutgers, NYU, AMDA and is currently on faculty teaching Knight Thompson speech-work at HB Studio. Craig received his MFA in Acting from Rutgers University. Craig is very grateful to be reprising the role of Thomas Magill.

Melissa Firlit (Director) is based in New York. Recent credits include: Albert Porter, Boy Explorer (Creede Repertory Theatre - currently touring the Southwest region of the US), Aida, Buyer & Cellar, Always...Patsy Cline, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Few Good Men, Moon Over Buffalo, The Pillowman, The Secret Garden, A Picasso and Red (Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts), Dracula (Mile Square Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Princeton Festival), Misterman (The Dairy Center) and BUBBA (FringeNYC, MST, Planet Connections, UnitedSolo Festival and Theatre Tuscaloosa). As part of her personal commitment to new work and collaboration with playwrights in process, Melissa dedicates a lot of her time to plays in various stages of development. Melissa teaches at the renowned McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey and does workshops at colleges across the US. Melissa received her MFA in Directing from Rutgers University.

The creative team also includes Elaine Wong (lighting design), Matthew Bittner (sound design) and Marlene Frankeberger (stage manager.)

Listings Information

25 - 28 September
At the Granary Theatre
Dyke Parade, Centre, Cork
Tickets are €15/12
All shows are at 20:00
or call 021 4904272

6 - 7 October
At the Balor Arts Centre
Main Street, Ballybofey, Donegal
Tickets are €15/12
All shows are at 20:00
or call 074 91 31840

11 October
At glór Ennis
Causeway Link, Ennis, Clare
Tickets are €15/13
Show is at 20:00
or call 065 684 3103

26-28 October
At the Theatre at The Mill
Carnmoney Road N, Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey
Tickets are £6.50-7.50
All shows are at 19:45
or call 28 9034 0202

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