| The Well of the Saints & The Tinker's Wedding|
Town Hall Theatre...Friday 3rd - Saturday 18th Sept
Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Co. Wicklow...Tuesday 21st - Saturday 25th Sept
Glor Irish Music Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare...Monday 27th Sept - Saturday 2nd Oct
Dublin Theatre Festival (Tivoli Theatre)...Monday 4th - Saturday 9th Oct
An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal...Monday 11th - Saturday 16th Oct
Following the success earlier this year of the critically acclaimed DruidSynge production of The Playboy of the Western World including its visit to Geesala in County Mayo where The Playboy of the Western World is set, Druid continues its celebration of the life and work of one of Ireland's greatest writers with a very special double-bill from the Synge canon - The Well of the Saints and The Tinker's Wedding.
This will be the first time since The Leenane Trilogy in 1997 that all three founding members of Druid - Garry Hynes, Mick Lally and Marie Mullen - have worked together on a production.
Described as one of the most ambitious undertakings in Irish theatre for many years, DruidSynge will see Garry Hynes direct all the plays of John Millington Synge over a period of eighteen months, culminating in the presentation of the entire canon in 2005.
In The Well of the Saints, Martin and Mary Doul are an old, blind couple of the roads. When a wandering Saint offers them the miracle of their sight restored, they gladly accept. But instead of finding joy and happiness, they discover a seeing world that is a lot more complicated than they could ever have imagined!
In The Tinker's Wedding, Sarah Casey, the Beauty of Ballinacree, has decided she wants the respectability of marriage to her fellow-tinker Michael Byrne. However, Michael believes that's a daft notion - and, more to the point, so too does his porter-loving mother Mary Byrne!
Diarmuid de Faoite
Production Manager...Eamonn Fox
Company Manager...Sophie Gabszewicz
Stage Manager/Sound Operator...Tim Smith
Production Assistant...Liz Nestor
Costume Supervisor...Doreen McKenna
Wigs & Make-up...Val Sherlock
Re-light Technican...Barry O'Brien
Production Technican...Paul Coomey
Tour Carpenter...Gus Dewar
Set Construction...Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Casting Director...Maureen Hughes
Graphic Design...Bite! Associates
Production Photographer/ Poster image...Keith Pattison
PR Consultant...Darragh Rea at Kate Bowe PR
Artistic Director...Garry Hynes
Managing Director...Fergal McGrath
Financial Controller...Noreen Glennon
Administration Executive...Michelle Corcoran
Administration Assistant...Fiona Lawless
DruidSynge Executive Producer...Rupert Murray