The McGowan Trilogy - 7 pm

General Admission: $18.00 Sept. 11 - Oct. 5th, 2014 Thur-Sundays at 7pm

General Admission: $18.00

Sept. 11 - Oct. 5th, 2014

Thur-Sundays at 7pm

Special thanks to Sam Smith-Stevens, videographer. Music Score: Broken Bottle Genie by Todd Pate and Joe O'Brien. "Seamus Scanlon's The McGowan Trilogy, set on both sides of the porous Irish border during the 'troubles' of the 1980s, is internecine both in the modern sense (relating to internal struggles) as well as the word's original meaning (fought all the way to the death).
Many have written about the situation in the North of Ireland - few with such gusto and attention to detailed violence as Seamus Scanlon. There are shades of Joe Orton and Martin McDonagh in these plays but Scanlon ploughs his own bloody
uproarious furrow. Don’t look for innocence, but be prepared for the awful truth - when you step on a violent escalator there’s no telling if you’ll ever get off. You’ll laugh yourself silly but when you step out of the wonderful and aptly named Cell theatre, you’ll cast a number of backward glances as you seek the shadows of 23rd Street. One of Scanlon’s characters may be on your tail. Read these plays but even better go experience them at the cell.
— Larry Kirwan, Black 47