THE KELLER THEATRE presents

Fingers Crossed

by Colette Cullen

Fri 17 May — Festival Launch (Drinks & Snacks)
Sat 18 May
Fri 31 May
Fri 14 June
Sat 15 June
— Festival Closing (Drinks & Snacks)

at 7.30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)

Kleine Bühne, Bleichstraße 28, 35390 Gießen

Tickets
Adult: € 14,- (advance sale € 14,50)
Students/Disabled: € 10,- (advance sale € 10,50)

About the play

Two very different couples with two very different fertility journeys meet in the waiting room of an IVF clinic. A chance meeting has life-changing consequences.

Successful professional couple Sara and Adam have everything except a baby. During their ten-year marriage they’ve had four failed IUI’s and five failed IVF’s. But they also have history beyond their marriage.

Jessica and Jess, married four years, each wanted a baby, but when it’s Jess’s turn things don’t work out quite as planned.

When those two couples have a chance encounter in the waiting room of a fertility clinic, a few pressing issues will be discussed, like “Do you check the weather forecast before proposing?”, “Do children need to know the business their parents are running?”, and “Who does the proposing in a same sex relationship?”

Cast

Sara

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Eszter Sonnevend

Adam

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Jannik Schurmann

Jess

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Yunata Atorvin

Jessica

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Scarlett Pia Walter

The nurse

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Hannah Theis

Abigail Horlacher

Creative Team

Directed by

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Martin P. Koob

Stage Management

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Hannah Theis

Abigail Horlacher

Light, Sound, Set Design

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Lothar Silbe

Light and Sound Operators

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Artur Hergenräder

Martin P. Koob

Lothar Silbe

Costumes, Props

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Cast, Crew and friends e.V.

Poster Design

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Maria V. Kiefer

About Colette Cullen

Colette’s play TENDER MERCIES has just finished a run at The New Theatre, Dublin and was part of its New Writing Week 2023. FINGERS CROSSED had a rehearsed reading in the Scene + Heard 2024 Festival in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin in March. Her critically-acclaimed play WHEN RACHEL MET FIONA ran at The New Theatre, Dublin (Irish production) in March and at The Space, London (UK production) in 2021. Her audio drama FINGERS CROSSED dropped on Eclectic Full Contact Theatre Chicago’s ‘Half Hour Audio Hour’ in May. She directed an Irish production to be broadcast by NearFm in 2024. She developed her play NO PROMISES during a residency at Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2023. NO PROMISES had a rehearsed reading in The New Theatre in July 2022 and was shortlisted (Honorable Mention) Epiphanies New Work Festival 2022 and the Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival 2022. She developed her play FAMILY TREE, longlisted for the Papatango Prize 2019, on the Axis Artist Bursary programme 2023. Her Fishamble tiny play EVERYONE’S SORRY and short play SHOPPING DAYS continue to be internationally produced. Her radio play BLIND DATE, an RTE PJ O’Connor Awards shortlist, dropped on NearFM in February 2023. She will be developing a new play on The Maven’s Playwright Programme 2024 at dlr Mill Theatre and during a Fingal Arts/Tyrone Guthrie Centre/Bealtaine Festival residency. She was awarded Age & Opportunity’s inaugural Emerging Artist Award in 2022.

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