Brigid Kildare’s Steelworks

What if St. Brigid of Kildare and St. Patrick of Ireland came to the 21st century as leaders of a biker gang for good, seeking social and restorative justice? No poetry in this one, but bikers, welding, setting things afire on stage, and a trial with elements ripped from the headlines of another biker trial where in addition to the charge of attempted murder, the accused bikers had to prove they were not fake Christians.

How do you prove what you believe?

Tatum - the earnest, sincere, aggressive prosecutor

Tatum – the earnest, sincere, aggressive prosecutor

Siobhan - Brigid's mother, steps in as defense attorney

Siobhan – Brigid’s mother, steps in as defense attorney

Patrick -- Brigid's best friend is accused of attempted murder after a fight between the charitable Chieftains and the Hell's Angels.

Patrick — Brigid’s best friend is accused of attempted murder after a fight between the charitable Chieftains and the Hell’s Angels.

Meghan - Brigid's best friend. Or is she? What is her secret? And why is she suddenly so interested in Patrick?

Meghan – Brigid’s best friend. Or is she? What is her secret? And why is she suddenly so interested in Patrick?

Hugh - old school biker, tough as nails in public, secretly a huge teddy bear. Shows Brigid you can grow up but still hold on to your ideals.

Hugh – old school biker, tough as nails in public, secretly a huge teddy bear. Shows Brigid you can grow up but still hold on to your ideals.

Henry - Brigid's father.

Henry – Brigid’s father.

Bronwyn - Brigid's cousin and most loyal family member. Does she have something going with Hugh?

Bronwyn – Brigid’s cousin and most loyal family member. Does she have something going with Hugh?

Brigid -- she's lived in the biker garage for ten years, and her life has stayed more or less the same. Patrick is still her best friend and she couldn't be more loyal. Their friendship is tested with his trial.

Brigid — she’s lived in the biker garage for ten years, and her life has stayed more or less the same. Patrick is still her best friend and she couldn’t be more loyal. Their friendship is tested with his trial.

Billy is the goofball but he often surprises with his wisdom.

Billy is the goofball but he often surprises with his wisdom.

Brigid is a welder and metalworker. She fixes bikes, broken hearts, and rescues kids from human trafficking. Her flame never dies.

Brigid is a welder and metalworker. She fixes bikes, broken hearts, and rescues kids from human trafficking. Her flame never dies.

This is the St. Brigid cross. It figures heavily in the play -- a motif in chrome

This is the St. Brigid cross. It figures heavily in the play — a motif in chrome

Like TFOJB, BKS is an unapologetically ensemble cast. In addition to the above, there are members of the Hell’s Angels, a bailiff and jailer, and other extras.

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