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THE long road to the All-Ireland drama finals begins for Compantas Lir this month as they set off in a bid to qualify for the finals which are being held this year in their own backyard here in Claregalway.
The group is presenting the classic Tom Murphy play “A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer’s Assistant” and in addition to their five performances around the country, have arranged for a threenight
run in the Town Hall Theatre on March 9, 10 and 11.
There will also be a preview night for a small audience in Carnmore Community centre on Sunday February 26 and tickets for that are available at the door.
The classic play is set in a west of Ireland town in the 1950s is produced by Philip Cribbin and stars Padraig O’Connell, Ruth O’Driscoll, Fidelma O’Rourke, John Heneghan, Paddy Greaney, Declan Varley, Patsy Cahalan, Vincent Moran, Simon Kavanagh, Maire Kavanagh, Eddie Fitzgerald, and Stella Fleming.
Murphy’s play tells the story of the daydreaming John Joe Moran and his real and imagined battle with the morals and restrictions of small-town rural Ireland.
This is the first time for many years that the play has been performed on the amateur drama circuit and it is bound to attract a huge following.
Tickets for the run in the Town Hall Theatre are on sale at (091) 569777. The last time the group played in the Town Hall Theatre, patrons were left disappointed because the tickets sold out very quickly.
So for a great night out in comfortable surroundings, get on the phone now and book your seats for what could be a rare chance to see the group this year. Discounts apply for students and OAPs.