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Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer

A new translation of Michel Tremblay's "Messe solonnelle pour une pleine lune d'été".


  • Playwright

    Bryan Delaney 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Michel Tremblay 

  • Author Notes

    Translated from the original play by Michel Tremblay.

  • Setting

    An three-storey apartment block in Montréal.

  • Synopsis

    It is a hot summer's night. Six sets of neighbours -- a pair of young lovers, a middle-aged lesbian couple, a mother and her gay son, a daughter and her amputee father, a gay couple facing into the challenge of AIDS, a widow unable to let go of her lost husband -- emerge out onto their balconies to watch the full moon and reflect upon the state of their respective relationships. The play is loosely structured around the fourteen rituals of the high Latin mass.

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Original Cast  
Mireille Cathy Belton
Mathieu Ronan Leahy
Gerard Arthur Riordan
Jeannine Jane Brennan
Yvon Darragh Kelly
The Widow Ruth Hegarty
Gaston Barry McGovern
Louise Eleanor Methven
Rose Áine Ní Mhuirí
Isabelle Aoife Duffin
Yannick Diarmuid Noyes
Production Team  
Director Tom Creed
Set Designer Paul O'Mahony
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Producer Cian O'Brien
Producer Diego Fasciati
Costume Designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh
Voice Director Helene Montague
Production Manager Aidan Wallace
Stage Director Paula Tierney
Stage Manager Justin Murphy
Lighting Operator Sarah Jane Shiels
Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Costume Supervisor Debbie Millington
Production Electrician Adam Fitzsimons
Crew Marty Moore
Crew Jakub Sobczak
Lighting Crew Paddy Keating
Lighting Crew David Tiernan
Lighting Crew Rob Usher (1)
Lighting Crew Cormac Veale
Photography Colm Hogan
Publicity Kathy Scott
Administrator Lara Hickey
Administrator Hilary O'Shaughnessy
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Assistant Director (AIB SEEDS programme) Des Kennedy
Assistant Production Manager (AIB SEEDS Programme) Eoin Kilkenny
Branding and Design Sexton + Media
Composer/Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Dance Arrangement Helene Montague
Dance Arrangement Jefferson Osorio



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Rights for original material

  • Contact

    Agence Goodwin

  • Address

    839 Sherbrooke est, bureau 200
    Québec H2L 1K6

  • Email

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Translation rights

  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

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