Two men grow up in Belfast Northern Ireland on either side of a bloody conflict. They must choose between their friendship and beliefs.
"The Celtic Cross is a beautiful, harrowing, captivating play with heartfelt, heartbreaking characters and the perfect mix of history, timeliness, and looking forward. In the tradition of so much good theater, Wanderweg's two-person traveling production feels grand and sweeping even as it hits so close to home."
- Laurie Frankel, Author ("Atlas of Love" and "Goodbye for Now")
Wanderweg Productions is a theatre company based out of Seattle, WA whose mission is to create theatre that gets to the core of what it is to be human. These funds are being raised to support the 5 month international tour of our new play, The Celtic Cross by Matthew Jackson. Bryan Sullivan and Matthew Jackson act in this captivating new work about the conflict in Northern Ireland.
About The Celtic Cross:
In Northern Ireland, two communities are 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 1990s brought an end to the sectarian violence, but the peace achieved is a shaky one.
"The Celtic Cross" is the story of the unlikely friendship that forms between Jacob and Thomas, two young men in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Jacob is a Protestant Loyalist and Thomas is a Catholic Nationalist. Set in the early 1990s, before the peace agreement, these two men have lived their entire life during “the Troubles.” Although they are conditioned to hate each other, an improbable friendship unfolds, but their circumstances force them to choose between their friendship and their beliefs.
This powerful new drama explores what it means to be Protestant, Catholic, Irish, British, too powerful for your own good, but too weak to change anything. But at its deepest – at its core – the play shows these two characters in their struggle to find humanity; in their friend, in their enemy, but most importantly – in themselves.
We already know will be visiting the following cities, and the list keeps growing.
Salt Lake City, UT
Santa Barbara, CA
For more information and updates on Wanderweg Productions, or our tour, visit:
Yes! you can see The Celtic Cross in Seattle between August 2nd - August 18th. Follow this link for ticket info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/259011
You can also see us at the Victoria Fringe Festival in Victoria, BC. between August 23 - September 2nd. Visit here for more information. http://www.victoriafringe.com/shows/v7/
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