The Toronto Irish Players present… “The Shadow of a Gunman” at the Alumnae Theatre, Toronto
From their Facebook Event Page:
Come out to see our upcoming production of The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O’Casey and directed by Jim Ivers.
The show will run from March 3rd to March 19th (at the Alumnae Theatre, Toronto) but after our sold out shows towards the end of our last production we recommend you get out early and book online!
Evening shows: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Matinee show: Sunday March 6th at 2pm
Tickets are just $20 for adults and $18 for Seniors and Students with a pay what you can night on Thursday March 10th ($10 minimum)
It is 1920. Donal Davoren is a poet who has come to room with Seamus Shields in a poor, Dublin tenement slum. Many of the residents of the tenement mistake Donal for an IRA volunteer (gunman on the run). Donal does not refute this notoriety, especially when it wins him the affection of Minnie Powell, an attractive young woman in the tenement. Meanwhile, Seamus’ business partner, Mr Maguire hides a bag full of bombs in Seamus’ apartment before participating in an ambush in which he is killed. The city is put under curfew as a result of the ambush, and Donal and Seamus do not discover the grenades until the British army arrives at the tenement.
Donal Davoren – Damien Howard
Seamus Shields – David Dickie
Mr Maguire/Auxiliary Soldier – Ryan Straney
Mr Mulligan – Tim O’Connell
Minnie Powell – Billie Jean Shannon
Tommy Owens – Colm Ivers
Mrs Henderson – Sheila Bench
Mr Gallogher – James Phelan
Mrs Grigson – Mairead Clancy
Adolphus Grigson – Stephen Flett