Thurles Drama Group
present


Gut
(Open)

by Frances Poet

Not suitable for children under 12
— No Interval —



Friday,
6 March 2020
8.00 p.m.




Important:
The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)



The Play

Maddy and Rory are devoted parents to three-year old Joshua, committed to keeping him happy and safe. But when an everyday visit to a supermarket café turns into a far more troubling incident, their trust in those closest to them is shattered. They are flung into a well of paranoia.

Gnawing away at Maddy is the possibility — just the possibility — that her toddler, Joshua, has been abused by a stranger. Such is her protective instinct that she now perceives everyone as a potential danger to her child. Maddy's neurotic mistrust of the world leads her to a dark place.

Gut is a taut psychological thriller that asks who can be trusted with our children, and it is more dangerous not to trust at all? The play is a vision of contemporary society where hyper-vigilance has replaced a sense of community and helpfulness.


Cast

Maddie

Paula Drohan

Rory

Donal Ryan

Morven

Mary Condron

The Stranger

Matt Treacy


Crew

Director

Margaret McCormack

Set Design

Anne O'Dwyer

Stage Manager

Geraldine Morrissey

Producer

Mary Slattery

Sound Design

Kevin Kirwan

Sound Operator

Dick Ryan

Lighting / Video Projections

Peter Stocksboro
Michael Blake
Denise Hanley

Costumes

Helen Cahill

Make Up

Greta Murphy

Publicity

Carolyn Nesbitt
Martin Fitzgerald
Pat Loughnane

Set Construction

Ronan Duffy
Liam Ryan
Dick Ryan
Peter Stocksboro
Denis Slattery
Sean O'Sullivan
Brendan Maguire

Festival Secretary

Geraldine Morrissey

Transport

Michael Blake


The Group

Thurles Drama Group have been competing on the festival circuit since 1987. They have reached the All Ireland finals in Athlone on eight occasions since winning the Confined All Ireland:

1988:
Prisoner of Second Avenue, Neil Simon
1996:
Dancing at Lughnasa, Brian Friel
1997:
Someone to Watch Over Me, Frank McGuinness
1998:
Faith Healer, Brian Friel
2003:
The Enemy Within, Brian Friel
2012:
The Seafarer, Conor McPherson
2013:
All My Sons, Arthur Miller
2014:
A view from the Bridge, Arthur Miller

As well as a festival production, the group presents an Autumn play in November and soiree of theatre pieces in May at the Source Arts Centre in Thurles.
Cast Photo
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Cast and Crew Photo
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