Created and presented by Wanderweg Productions, Seattle
December 7 and 8 at 11pm
Tickets $12 online, $15 at the door
"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")
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.
The Old Marquer Theatre is an amazing and versatile performance space in the New Orleans Marigny. It features a full time lineup of shows year-round, from the best local talent to touring shows from around the world. For more information or reservations call 504-298-8676 or visit oldmarquer.com