Playwright Owen McCafferty smashes the "big picture" into vivid snapshots of intimate groups of people. Moving from shops to pubs to life on the street, the play masterfully weaves together the lives of 20 characters in 40 scenes into a single day of contemporary Belfast life. Originally presented by London's Royal National Theatre in 2003, this production makes its Midwest
premiere under the splendid direction of Scott Cummins.
Scenes from The Big Picture beckons both old friends and new faces to the Seanachai stage. The brilliant cast includes ensemble members Jeff Christian, John Dunleavy, Barbara Figgins, Anne Sunseri, Sarah Wellington, and newly returned Thomas Vincent Kelly. Seanachai welcomes fellow cast members Jamie Abelson, Don Blair, Sean Bolger, Jeff Duhigg, Chris Hainsworth, Tom Hickey, Carolyn Klein, Margaret Kustermann, Eamonn McDonagh, Kat McDonnell, Niall McGinty, J. David Moeller,
Ashley Neal, Lee Stark, and Zeke Sulkes.
This is the second year in a row that Seanachai has been selected by Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs to showcase at the Storefront Theatre.