A new play about loyalty, love, and a town on the brink.
The New Theatre presents VULTURE by Jack Harte.
Some Bonds are Non-Negotiable
It is 1989, and tension is running high in a small Irish Midlands town. The threatened closure of their perfectly viable local factory spreads panic. The hurt is compounded when it is revealed that the vulture capitalist, planning the closure of the factory, was born and raised in the town.
Back after 20 successful years in the US, William is now at the helm of a Hedge Fund determined to capitalise on Ireland’s vulnerability. However, re-engagement with his two closest childhood friends, Sean and Gabrielle, ensures that the transaction becomes only too personal. They both have a stake in the factory now and will stop at nothing to keep it open. And William has personal scores to settle too. In small-town-Ireland the past is always present, nothing can be kept cold and dispassionate, everything happens at blood temperature.
Running from November 21st – December 2nd nightly at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm matinee on December 2nd.
Tickets €20/17 & €12.50 group rate.
Writer – Jack Harte
Director – Andy Crook
Stage Management- Eva Walsh
ASM – Aidan Murtagh
LX design – Cathy O’Carroll
Set design – Martin Cahill
Costume design – Toni Bailey
Jack Harte’s novels and short stories have been published in 13 languages. As a playwright, he made his debut in 2015 with Language of the Mute in The New Theatre. It toured nationally the following year. This was followed by The Mysterious History of Things (Viking Theatre, 2016). Lugh and Balor was performed in Greek translation at the Ancient Theatre of Maroneia and the Theatre of Komotini in Greece in 2016. Killing Grandad premiered in The New Theatre in March 2020. Three of his short plays were produced and streamed during the Covid crisis: The Pleasureometer, Outside the Club of Culture, and Sing it Slantways. The Laughing Boy, his play based on Brendan Behan’s song, was produced at The New Theatre in 2021 and revived in 2022, before moving to London for performances at the Irish Cultural Centre. More info: www.jackharte.com
This production is funded partly by The Arts Council, Dublin City of Literature UNESCO, Friends of TNT, SIPTU & Private funders.