Performances

2015 Season

Finn McCool (a Tale of Irish Mythology)

“…the Talespinner troupe once again demonstrates the explosive acting energy and clever staging invention they’ve become known for. And that’s a darn good thing.” — Christine Howey, Scene Magazine
“Finn McCool (a Tale of Irish Mythology) combines everything that makes theatre great…” — LandOfCleve.net
Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool Finn McCool
Finn McCool

Presenting Sponsor

Irish American Charitable Foundation

Other Sponsors

PJ McIntyre's Irish Pub

September 19th through October 11th, 2015
Fridays 7PM; Saturdays 2PM & 7PM; Sundays 2PM
Pay What You Can performances Sunday, September 20th; Friday, September 25th; Friday, October 2nd; & Friday, October 9th

Download the Finn McCool Study Guide (Adobe Acrobat PDF, 3.3MB)

Sean and Siobhan are the only children in Farffetchedtown who don't have a story to tell. While riding their bikes to school, they run into a great teller of tales on his way to the Ancient Festival of Storytellers. He tells them the tale of Finn McCool, the greatest giant in all of Ireland! Afraid of absolutely nothing, he is. Well, except for maybe one "wee little thing" — Cuchullin, the greatest giant in all of Scotland! And maybe the entire world! When Finn learns that his one arch rival for giganticness is traveling to his house to fight him… well. With a little help from his wife Una, Finn has a fighting chance. Thanks to the fairies and leprechauns along the road, Sean and Siobhan find Finn McCool's magic house and get ready to witness the most gigantic battle of giants the world has ever known! If you're looking to learn a good story to tell, you might want to join them.

Adapted by Christopher Johnston
Directed by Alison Garrigan

Movement: Katelyn Cornelius
Lighting Design: Josh Heidinger
Costume & Mask Design: Melanie Boeman
Sets & Puppet Design: Alison Garrigan
Stage Manager: Brittany Gaul

Acting Company
Sean: Devon Turchan
Siobhan: Leah Smith
Storyteller: Sean Seibert
Finn: Chris Walker
Cuchullin: John Busser
Finn's Wife: Margi Herwald Zitelli

Support This Production

Make a Build-a-Puppet donation today!