Next month marks 15 years in existence for Tallaght’s Civic Theatre which is hosting a new play, Faith, written by Paul Meade, to mark the landmark date.
Presented by award-winning Gúna Nua Theatre Company, the play tells the story of Michael, a Dublin salesman who has recently been made redundant.
Michael is played by familiar film, TV and stage actor Don Wycherley, who played Father Cyril McDuff in Father Ted. Previews are on Monday March 3, and Faith opens on Tuesday March 4, running until Saturday March 8.
All shows commence at 8.00pm. The production subsequently takes in a nationwide tour. Faith will visit Dun Laoghaire, Ballymun, Letterkenny, Mullingar, Roscommon, Drogheda and Bray.
In Paul Meade's play, Michael battles to cope with the stresses of redundancy and a new role as a stay-at-home husband. He meets up with his charismatic friend, Chris (Michael Glenn Murphy) who offers hope of a new job for Michael.
However, as the male bonding develops into impromptu games of football, and discussions on the meaning of life, a mortgage must still be paid and Michael has a family to look after.
His new-found optimism and low-paid employment doesn't impress his wife Maeve (Jennifer O’Dea). The scene is set for confrontation between Michael's domestic responsibilities and the survival of his sense of self - and his sanity.