by Matthew Jackson
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:30pm
Not suitable for children under 12 years of age. The show contains violence and strong language.
Advanced tickets are only $12, and available now at Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets will be $15 at the door, and will go on sale an hour before curtain. The house opens for general seating a half-hour before curtain.
Set against the backdrop of "The Troubles" - the 30-year period of violence in Northern Ireland between the 1960s and 1990s, The Celtic Cross explores the unlikely friendship of Jacob, a Protestant Loyalist, and Thomas, a Catholic Nationalist. They become friends as children, and as they grow into adulthood - and the complexities, violence, and conflict that come with it - their circumstances force them to choose between their friendship and their beliefs.
Written after several trips to Belfast and many conversations with local men and women, Matthew Jackson and Bryan Sullivan are proud to present this powerful new drama that explores what it means to be Protestant, Catholic, Irish, British, too powerful for one's 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.
WANDERWEG PRODUCTIONS is touring The Celtic Cross, taking it as far north as Victoria, BC, as far south as Santa Barbara, and as far east as New Orleans.
What the critics are saying about The Celtic Cross:
Wanderweg Productions is Seattle's newest theatre company, founded by Bryan Sullivan and Matthew Jackson in early 2012. It is Wanderweg's mission to create provocative, inspiring, and heartfelt theatre that explores humanity's complexities and intricacies; what ties us together and pulls us apart. Whether through comedy, drama, or somewhere in between, Wanderweg strives to present truthful work, honoring the incredibly broad spectrum of the human condition.
Longmont Theatre Company is proud and pleased to offer this unique opportunity.