Ulster American by David Ireland lets loose three great actors, some utterly incendiary writing and good dose of abandon. Sound like a fun night at Red Stitch? Yep.
Directed by ensemble member Brett Cousins, Ulster American brings ensemble members Sarah Sutherland and David Whiteley together onstage for the first time in a decade, joined by the inimitable Steve Bastoni in his first role with Red Stitch.
A playwright, a director and a movie star throw their livelihoods, egos and political persuasions at one another in the hope of making great art and defending their identities. Each has a lot to lose, a lot to gain, and not a lot of time to do it. Power, privilege and the entertainment biz go under the scalpel in this hilarious, provocative play.
Ulster American is realised with utter finesse and fire in this Victorian premiere production. Book now: it’ll go fast.
by David Ireland
Featuring Steve Bastoni, Sarah Sutherland & David Whiteley
Director Brett Cousins
Set & Costume Design Louise McCarthy
Lighting Design Tom Willis & Rachel Lee
Sound Design Daniel Nixon
Accent Coach Matt Furlani
Fight Director Charlie Mycroft
Production Manager Greg Clarke
Stage Manager Liberty Gilbert
Assistant Stage Manager Tayla Gane
Duration: 80 minutes, no interval
Trailer by Dushan Philips.
Sound by Daniel Nixon.
Running till September 19.
Pictured above: INK development for playwright Katy Warner
Thank you to many playwrights who applied for INK 2020. We are delighted to be reading your submissions and look forward to announcing the finalists later this year!
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