Playwright and actor, Gerry Farrell, has been a psychotherapist for the past 41 years. He also has a love of the arts and history and is often found with his head in a historical biography. It was his passion for history which led him to renew acquaintances with the formidable, and some would say controversial, historical figure, Martin Luther. This led to the birth of ‘The First Protestant’, a play about the man who made a stand against the overwhelmingly powerful Catholic Church.
The play, which runs in Macra Hall in Tulsk this Friday night (12th) develops the story through a psychological dual between the pious monk Martin Luther, played by Michael Roper and the atheist ‘Analyst’ played by Gerry Farrell, who is loosely based on Freud.
The play has been described as “a play for our times” and has received hugely positive feedback including standing ovations on its last outing. The Roscommon audience is certainly in for a treat this Friday.
The First Protestant, in association with Splodar Theatre Company, stars Michael Roper as Martin Luther and Gerry Farrell As ‘Analyst’ and is directed by Prin Duignan. It will play Macra Hall, Tulsk this Friday (12th) at 8 pm. Call 087-9972770 for booking/further information.