the cell, A Twenty-First Century Salon (Nancy Manocherian, Founding Artistic Director), along with the 1st Irish Theatre Festival, A Celebration of the Best of Irish Theatre presented by Origin Theatre Company, proudly presents THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY, a series of one-act plays by award winning writer Seamus Scanlon. Directed by Kira Simring, Artistic Director of the cell, THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY will play a strictly-limited engagement from September 11th – October 5th at the cell (338 West 23rd Street). The Opening is Saturday, September 13, 2014.
THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY tells of Irish revolutionary Victor McGowan; cold blooded, warm-hearted and conflicted. In DANCING AT LUNACY, McGowan ignores court martial protocol. In THE LONG WET GRASS, McGowan is forced to choose between his commitment to the cause and a woman who was his childhood companion. In BOYS SWAM BEFORE ME, McGowan faces painful revelations from his past.
The cast of THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY includes Cindy Boyle, Philip Callen, Conor McIntyre, Anna Nugent and features Paul Nugent.
THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY has scenic and lighting design by Gertjan Houben, costume design by Siena Zoe Allen, and sound design by Dylan Fusillo.
Curated and coordinated by the New York-based Origin Theatre Company, George C. Heslin artistic director, Origin's 1st Irish, the only festival of its kind to focus exclusively on the work of Irish playwrights, is the city's only all-Irish theatre festival. Throughout the year, Origin, now in its twelfth season, produces the New York and American premieres of plays by emerging European playwrights.