Looking back on 1996, it’s hard to believe that it’s just a few short months since we finished our production of Moll by John B. Keane. And what a success it was! In just three weeks during March, the group played to an audience of over 2,000 people on the Festival Circuit across three provinces, including a packed house at the local Festival in Claregalway. Just to test its sense of adventure, the group then brought Moll to An Taibhdhearc for three nights in April. This was our first commercial venture and if the full houses and tremendous reaction to the play are anything to go by, we will certainly be there again before too long. Congratulations to all concerned for making it a huge success.
The group is now in the midst of rehersal for the Annual Supper Theatre, our 7th in all. As usual, it will take place in Carnmore Community Centre, so keep Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th in mind on the calendar. It will be the usual recipe and we look forward to packed houses on both nights. If last experience is to be repeated, our advice is to get your tickets early!
As always, we will have two short comedies with a buffet supper during the interval. The first of these is A Fishy Business, produced by that renowned actor Vincent Moran. Set in the present day, it is about a dinner party that goes disastrously wrong and the hilarious effects that ensue. The second play is produced by Malachy Noone, another of our finest sons, in his first venture into the field of artistic direction. Cuckoo is set in a small railway station in the 1950’s and relates the comic exploits of Slattery, the local chancer.
Doors open at 7:30pm and the curtain rises at 8:30pm. Tickets priced £6.50 each are available from all the usual outlets around the locality. We hope that, as always, people will come in their usual numbers, to support our programme for the coming year. If anyone wishes to book tickets, give me a call on 798734.
You could also contact Ann Moran on 798047 or any of the group members near you.
Breffni O’Rourke, P.R.O.