Drama fans are in for a treat this week when the annual Compántas Lir Autumn Theatre takes place at Carnmore Centre. The two-play offering, which opens tonight (Wednesday) and runs until Saturday night is into its third decade. It’s always a sell-out occasion with audiences treated to an hilarious night of fun and frolics, with refreshments and wine served to their table at the break between the two plays.
It is the main fundraiser for the activities of Compántas Lir drama group, one of the leading amateur drama groups in the country, having contested more than a dozen All-Ireland drama finals.
The two plays feature a cast of award-winning actors, have strong local content and are sure to generate much mirth at Carnmore over the four night run.
Two side-splitting comedies form the basis of this year’s event. The first play is ‘Double Take’, written and directed by Compántas Lir’s Clement Shevlin. A farce in which Charlie and his wife are excitedly awaiting news of the birth of their first grandchild. Confusion arises when a prized horse also goes into labour and Charlie’s loyalties are divided.
The second play is ‘Aunt Matilda comes for Dinner’ by Richard Hills. It tells the tale of Gordon and Margaret who have had to put up with Aunt Matilda coming round for dinner, banning the television, pinching the best seat by the fire. Could it be she’ll miss this year?
Tickets at €12.50 are selling fast, so call Ann on 085-1154715 or email [email protected]lir.ie