Monday, March 23, 2009

The Celtic Cross

This sounds interesting--

The World premier of The Celtic Cross
A New Play written and performed by Matt Jackson & Bryan Sullivan

One Weekend Only
March 26th, 27th, & 28th at 6:00pm

In Northern Ireland there are two communities at odds with each other. Their conflict is not only political, but ideological. The Protestant loyalist side believes that Northern Ireland should remain part of the United Kingdom. The Catholic nationalist side believes that Northern Ireland should become part of the Republic of Ireland. "The troubles" refer to the thirty years of violence and terrorism between these two groups. Peace resolutions in the late nineties brought an end to the sectarian violence. But the peace achieved is a shaky one.

The Celtic Cross is the story two young men in Belfast, Northern Ireland. One is from the Protestant Loyalist side and the other from the Catholic nationalist side. Set in the 1990's these two men have lived their entire life during "the troubles." Although they are conditioned to hate each other an unlikely friendship unfolds. Their circumstances force them to choose between their friendship and their beliefs.


Thursday March 26th, Friday March 27th, and Saturday March 28th
Thursday by donation, Friday and Saturday $3 pay at the door
There will be a talkback with Matt and Bryan after the show Friday
Rausch Auditorium, University of Puget Sound
1500 N Warner Tacoma, WA 98416