** Please note this will be a rehearsed reading **
The Determinator tells the hilarious story of one young man’s epic trek from Dowra, Co. Leitrim, to New York City in a last ditch attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend’s heart before her wedding to a U.S. Marine which takes place tomorrow. No money, no passport, no visa: no problem!
Charles McGuinness is an actor, writer and director who has worked and toured with the Corn Mill Theatre, Big Guerilla Productions and the Gonzo Theatre. With the Corn Mill Theatre, his previous roles have included Liam Scuab in John B. Keane’s ‘Sive’, Patrick Trappe in ‘The Trappe Family’ by Seamus O’Rourke for which he won Best Young Actor at the 2008 RTE All Ireland Drama Finals, Ray Dooley in Martin McDonagh’s ‘Beauty Queen of Leenane’ and Gar Private in ‘Philadelphia Here I come’. With Big Guerilla Production’s he has played Dung 1 in Seamus O Rourke’s highly acclaimed ‘Victors Dung’ and Terry in ‘dig’. His work with the Gonzo Theatre has included the children’s plays ‘Charlie and the Big Friendly Twits’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Philip Doherty, he has also played the role of Pig in ‘Disco Pigs’ by Enda Walsh. As a director, he worked on Big Guerillas production of ‘Padraig Potts Guide to Walking’ by Seamus O’Rourke which featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 and has also directed his own play ‘From the Belly of a Whale’. As a writer, his radio play ‘Shoebox and Whiskey’ was shortlisted for the 2014 RTE PJ O’Connor Awards. Film credits include, ’No party for Billy Burns’ by Padraig Conaty and ‘The Diamond Boutique’ by Philip Doherty.
John McManus is from Cavan. Previous plays include The Quare Land, Danger Money, The Cavan Curse, Lone Wolf and Loophole. His plays have been produced in New York, Germany, Estonia, Canada and have been successfully toured all over Ireland by the Leitrim actor/director Seamus O’Rourke