The First Protestant

A gripping psychological drama with moments of intensity and also unexpected comedy.

The First Protestant presents a tense duel between Martin Luther and the shadowy figure of the Analyst, and through it the life and struggles of Luther, the monk who defied the Catholic church with profound repercussions for Christendom.

The play probes the far-reaching influence of Luther’s thinking on such leaders as Bismark and Hitler and also finds echoes in current events such as a European banking collapse and threats to global peace.

WRITTEN BY: Gerry FarrellDIRECTED BY: Prin DuignanLIGHTING DESIGN BY: Fergal HarkinSET DESIGN BY: Sheila O’KeeffeCOSTUME DESIGN BY: Pam FergusonSOUND DESIGN BY: Luke McGinley

CAST:Gerry FarrellMichael Roper

About the company:Founded in 1995 Splódar is the resident theatre company in the Glens Centre Manorhamilton. The company pursues a bilingual policy in that productions in both English and Irish are staged and toured regularly. Splódar places particular emphasis on promoting new work and to date plays by Joni Crone, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Treasa Nealon and Gerry Farrell have been staged.

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