by Stuart Carolan
directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
March 1- April 22, 2007
An intense seething thriller set in 1980s Northern Ireland. Five years after the celebrated 1981 hunger strikes and in the midst of the paranoia surrounding informers in the Irish Republican movement, a family faces a turning point. Some “operations” have been compromised and a beloved farm hand is suspected of being an informer. An IRA investigator is brought in to sniff out the traitor, and his ominous presence begin to gnaw away at the edges of familial loyalty. Don’t miss the American Premiere of this heart-stopping, chilling theatrical experience.
Defender of the Faith contains mature language and subject matter and is not intended for young audiences.
Oh, it’s a nasty piece of work alright with VISCERAL ACTING and a FINE CAST’ -The New York Times
“Masterful performances…filled with wonderful moments” -Backstage
A sinister thriller that suggests OBVIOUS TALENT. The opening scenes build CRACKERJACK SUSPENSE.” -Variety