Thu 17 Dec

Second City Trilogy: After Luke (2020)


Presented by The Everyman in association with Irishtown Productions
17 Dec 2020

The Everyman, in association with Irishtown Productions, presented a rehearsed reading of Second City Trilogy: After Luke, by Cónal Creedon, as part of Play It by Ear, a programme of shows for The Everyman stage and available on live audio broadcast.

The trilogy comprises of three stage plays (The Cure, When I Was God and After Luke) conceived as a tragicomic exploration of various father-son relationships, set against the social, historical and topographical background of Cork City.


The third and final play in Cónal Creedon’s Second City Trilogy is inspired by the parable of the Prodigal Son, in St. Luke’s Gospel. It explores greed-driven frenzy surrounding the property market at the height of the Celtic Tiger economy. The action unfolds in that contentious place where concrete and asphalt meet pasture and stone and urban necessity collides with the rural idyll – with devastatingly tragic consequences.

The first part, Second City Trilogy: The Cure, was performed on Thu 3 Dec 2020 and the second part, Second City Trilogy: When I Was God on Thu 10 Dec 2020.

Awarded Best Actor: 1st Irish New York Theatre Awards 2013.
Nominated Best Playwright: 1st Irish New York Theatre Awards 2013.
Awarded Best Director: 1st Irish New York Theatre Awards 2009.
Nominated Best Production: 1st Irish New York Theatre Awards 2009.

Creative Team

Directed by Al Dalton and Sadhbh Barrett Coakley, ALSA Productions


Gary Murphy, Éanna Hardwicke and Tommy Harris.

Please see AFTER LUKE programme HERE

Running time 65 MINS | NO INTERVAL


Gary Murphy
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Éanna Hardwicke
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Tommy Harris
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Creative team

Cónal Creedon
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Al Dalton
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Sadhbh Barrett Coakley
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