The Seedbed

The Seedbed

The Seedbed

WNY Premiere

March 10-April 2, 2017

Curtain Times: Thursday-Saturday Evenings 7:30 pm, Saturday Matinee 3:00 pm, Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm

The Seedbed is a chilling family drama by the author of the hugely successful play The Cobbler. A middle aged couple welcomes their wayward 18 year old daughter home to celebrate their seventeenth wedding anniversary.  Unbeknownst to her mother and stepfather, the daughter is accompanied by her new fiance, who seems like a shocking and disturbing choice for their daughter.  The arrival of the couple becomes the catalyst for a succession of increasingly volatile confrontations that shake the family to its core and sends them hurtling towards the inevitable revelation of an unspeakable family secret.

Directed by ICTC Associate Director Greg Natale

The Cast

  • Thomas ... Chris Kelly
  • Hannah ... Kristen Tripp Kelley
  • Maggie ... Arianne Davidow
  • Mick ... Eric Rawski

* Member, Actors' Equity Association

Running Time:  2 hours 30 minutes, including one 10 minute intermission.

The Seedbed News & Reviews

  • “Kelly and Kelley … create fireworks” – Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News

    In Irish Classical’s ‘Seedbed,’ a dangerous idea grows in a claustrophobic setting by Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News If you were thinking about retirement, take a look at the Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of “The Seedbed.” You might reconsider. Bryan Delaney’s strange and solemn four-hander, which opened March 11 …Read More »
  • “… potent, relevant, well acted” – Mike Keenan, “What Travel Writers Say”

    Irish Playwright Bryan Delaney’s Western New York premiere, The Seedbed, suggests imagery that reflects growth – whether it’s fragrant flowers cultivated by Mick, a florist from Amsterdam, or – malignant familial thoughts and desires amidst a troubled triangle – father, mother and daughter in “a house in Ireland,” actually any …Read More »
  • “… intense and riveting …” review, The Seedbed

    by Cherie Messore Posted March 13, 2017 Playwright Bryan Delaney’s latest play onstage at Irish Classical Theatre Company has a curious title. By definition, a seedbed is that fine layer of topsoil where seeds germinate. Translate this into a theatre metaphor and it sparks images of growth, a harbinger of …Read More »
  • A Curtain Up New Jersey Review… The Seedbed

    … a humdinger of a play … a hotbed of uncomfortable truths, uncovered secrets and unforeseeable consequences, all waiting to surface … Delaney’s characters are complicated and compelling in their emotional diversity … a welcome addition to contemporary Irish dramatic literature.” – Simon Saltzman, Curtain Up New Jersey Read the …Read More »