Drama fans are set for a great treat in Carnmore Centre this month when Compántas Lir stage their highly successful Supper Theatre. The event which features two plays and as well as a meal and wine has been a tremendous success over the past decade. This year the Supper Theatre will be held on Oct 16–18th and already the demand for tickets is hotting up.
The tickets are maintained at £7.50 each—tremendous value when one takes into consideration the standard of drama and the meal and wines served at the half time interval. The tickets are available from committee members.
This year the two plays are produced by Brid Conneely and Lilyann Hannon and are guaranteed to entertain the 700 or so who are lucky enough to get tickets for the event. Muldoon’s Oriental Cafe which was written by Seamus Burke is produced by Brid Conneely.
The play is set in Larry and Biddy Muldoon’s front room which has been transformed into the dining room of Muldoon’s Oriental Cafe. Larry has his own menu, but does not bargain for the strange clientele that comes into the cafe. The play stars Mike Hession, Carmel Kenny, Paddy Greaney, Patsy Cahalan, Michael Fleming, Kevin Duffy, Maire Kavanagh and Simon Kavanagh.
The second play Brian Friel’s Losers is directed by Lilyann Hannon and stars Eddie Fitzgerald, Liz Hession, Patricia Carton and Evelyn Casserly, with stage management by Christopher Carton.
This play looks at two couples: As Mag and Joe live for the future Andy and Hanna dwell on the past. This pair in their prime court on the couch, rebel against the rosary and hide passion with poetry in an attempt to avoid the watchful eye of St Philomena. From the blatant youth and energy of Mag and Joe to the hilarity of the covert courtship between Andy and Hanna, this fascinating study of human relationships has immense appeal for both young and old alike.
The Compántas Lir supper theatre is the main fundraiser for the group’s activities for the year ahead and on each of the three nights, there will be a large number of prizes to be won in the raffle. The group will be embarking on their preparations for the All-Ireland three-act circuit in the next ten weeks.
For more information on the supper theatre and other aspects of Compantas Lir, contact chairman Seamus McNulty at (091) 798862.