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The World Premiere of

The Gods of the Ozarks
By Matthew Cole Kelly

August 20th – 24th 2019
At the Civic Theatre Studio, Tallaght

“…clever, humorous and full of heart… A rich theatrical experience with plenty of laughs.”

- Katy Hayes, The Irish Independent


Set in 1800’s frontier America, this fast-moving and highly theatrical black comedy examines a small-town community as it gets wrapped up in a religious furore. Jonah Hahn is the only doctor for 300 miles around … but the religious ban on cutting up dead bodies holds back his medical understanding. When his darling wife Sally gets sick and people in town start dying, Jonah has to reconsider … but his secret escapades have unexpected consequences for the whole town, including his faith-questioning daughter, a struggling pastor, an unlikely sheriff, an heiress, a drunkard and a harlot.

Featuring ghosts, grave-digging and amateur con-artistry, this hilarious tale of faith and knowledge, of grief and solace, of promises and lies, examines the battle between science and religion (even after death …)

Developed at our 2018 NEWvember Festival, AboutFACE is delighted to present the world premiere of this bold and exciting new play.

Performance times
Tue-Sat: 8.15pm

€17 & €15 concession

EARLY BIRD €13 *Limited to the first 20 tickets per show
Running time 100 mins, with 1 interval. Suitable for ages 12+


Megan Day as Lafayette
Darina Gallagher as Sally
Maureen O’Connell as Phoebe
Paul Nugent as Jonah
David Ryan as Pastor Price
Mark Tankersley as Erasmus
Kathleen Warner Yeates as Isadora
Helena White as Melinda

Directed by Anna Nugent
Production Manager Yvonne Ussher
Set Design by Jenny Owens
Design Assistant Alessia Licate
Costume Design by Tara McKeever
Lighting Design by Brian Nutley
Stage Managers Faith Boucher & Fiona Cradock
Production Intern Cara Mooney
PR by Bowe Communications
Sound Design by Max Bley & Leon Henry
Dramaturgy by Krystal Sweedman
Photography by Graham Keogh
Graphic Design by Charlie Kranz

Megan Day

Darina Gallagher

Maureen O’Connell

Paul Nugent

David Ryan

Mark Tankersly

Helena White

Kathleen Warner Yeates

Matt Kelly

Anna Nugent