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The Crunch

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Mike Finn  Terry Devlin 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Molière 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Tartuffe by Molière.

  • Synopsis

    A free adaptation of Molière's Tartuffe, which relocates this savage look at religious bigotry to Ireland in 1992, at the time of the Right to Travel and Information Referenda. The play examines what happens when an ordinary Irish household comes under the influence of a religious hypocrite trying to impose his warped ideals on others, while being a scoundrel himself.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Aunty Dorry Sian Quill
Clem Purcell Jack Walsh
Emer Purcell Joan Sheehy
Oliver Purcell Des Braiden
Mr. Tartuffe John Anthony Murphy
Marion Purcell Pamela Blake
John Mark O'Halloran
Val Mark O'Halloran
Michael Mark O'Halloran
Chairman Mark O'Halloran
Production Team  
Director Paul Brennan (1)
Film by Mike Finn
Designer Fiona Cunningham
Lighting Designer Gerard Meagher
Sound Designer Hugh Maguire
Sound Designer Tom O'Sullivan
Design Assistant Inge Van Doorslaer
Puppet Design and Construction Des Dillon
Production Manager Michael Burke (2)
Stage Director Michael Burke (2)
Assistant Stage Director Una Flanagan
Set Construction Pat Buckley
Set Construction David Malone
Lighting Technician Mike Bradley
Lighting Technician Yvette Lynch
Lighting Technician Bart Kiely
Poster Design Clodagh Twomey
Marketing Brid Finn
Administrator Dan Lawless

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Island Theatre Company

  • Address

    Church Street
    King's Island
    Limerick
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Island Theatre Company

  • Address

    Church Street
    King's Island
    Limerick
    Republic of Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by Island Theatre Company.