Trust is a gripping and comic play about children sacrificed to adult convictions. A teenaged boy in north Belfast becomes the battleground for his parents’ clashing dreams and loyalties. In a world where schoolyard brawls and arms deals are shockingly intertwined, family life is poisoned by paramilitary politics. Trust breaks the mold of playwriting about the Irish troubles, daring to be as funny as it is chilling.

Reviews of Trust

“Under Erica Schmidt’s tense, resourceful direction, seven strong actors tear into their juicy and explosive material with evident glee.”
Time Out

“It’s Mr. Coster’s Geordie, though, whose command of every scene he sits in makes the biggest noise. He couples a prowling menace with hapless tenderness – it is in him alone that we see how vulnerable trust makes a king.”
The New York Sun

Photos by Carol Rosegg

MAY 01 – MAY 23, 2004

Written by Gary Mitchell
Directed by Erica Schmidt

Ritchie Coster
Fiona Gallagher
Kevin Isola
Colin Lane
Dan McCabe
Declan Mooney
Meredith Zinner

Set Design:
Antje Ellermann
Costume Design:
Michelle R. Phillips
Lighting Design:
Shelly Sabel
Sound Design:
Bart Fasbender
Dialect Coach:
Pamela Prather
Stage Manager:
Lisa M. Webb

The Kirk Theater

410 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036