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Defender of the Faith at the Irish Repertory Theatre

The Irish Repertory Theater presents Defender of the Faith, by Stuart Carolan, opening the Irish Repertory Theater on 8 Mar 2007, following previews from 1 Mar and running through to 22 Apr 2007.

Defender of the Faith is a thriller set in 1980's Northern Ireland. Secret IRA operations have been compromised and the unthinkable is afoot; an informer is suspected to be operating secretly in the midst of a close knit family. A sinister IRA investigator arrives and his terrifying 'investigations' begin to gnaw away at the edges of a fierce familial loyalty. Five years after the celebrated 1981 hunger strikes and in the midst of the paranoia surrounding informers in the Irish Republican movement, the family faces a turning point.

Directed by Ciar�n O'Reilly, Defender of the Faith features Matt Ball, Marc Aden Gray, Luke Kirby, David Lansbury, Anto Nolan and Peter Rogan.

Set design by Charlie Corcoran, with costumes by Martha Hally, lighting by Brian Nason and sound by Zachary Williamson.

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