Thursday, March 21, 2019

Extra nights for Kilcullen play

With only a small number of tickets left for 'A Wake in the West', the Kilcullen Drama Group has decided to run the play for four extra nights, writes Brian Byrne.

The comedy, written by Michael J Ginnelly, will be performed on the additional nights of 2, 3, 4 and 5 April, at 8pm each night. The play opens next Wednesday with the usual invitation performance for Kilcullen's seniors, and a Gala night on Friday.

"There's been an extraordinary response in bookings," says the group's Vivian Clarke. "We had to meet the demand by doing the extra performances.

The cast includes Fergal Sloan, Maurice O'Mahoney, Siobhan O'Brien, Emily Kehoe, Catriona Poufong, Brid Hoey, Owen Coyne, Vivian Clarke and Dick Dunphy. The director is Eilis Phillips.

The story is set in a small town in County Mayo, in the early 1980s. Local man Tom Healy has died and has left some unusual funeral instructions with the local doctor.

His daughter Mary and his estranged son Martin, who has just returned from America for the funeral, are not happy with the request, and the play is a debate about whether they should follow tradition or not?

Admission €12. Booking available by calling Berneys Chemists 045 48197.

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