LISA PARRY’s THE MERTHYR STIGMATIST is commissioned as part of Joe Murphy’s first season at the Sherman
November 22, 2019
The Sherman Theatre Cardiff and Theatre Uncut present:
THE MERTHYR STIGMATIST by LISA PARRY
Directed by Emma Callander
Faith and reason collide in a Merthyr classroom…
Is something incredible happening in Merthyr, something which defies logic? Carys, a sixteen year-old school pupil, claims to have received the stigmata: Christ’s wounds from the Cross. Are her wounds a sign from God? Sian, Carys’s teacher is not so sure and questions what she sees. What is happening to Carys and why? Why shouldn’t Merthyr be worthy of God’s attention?
LISA PARRY’s riveting and poignant drama tackles theology, doubt and life in the Valleys in 2020.