I have just finished my new play, ‘A Fish Out Of Water’. It’s another three-act comedy, my 21st.
Plot: Pauline Maxwell and Mossie Keegan are newly-weds. But Mossie’s mother, Nora has taken an instant dislike to Pauline and is determined that the marriage will be a short one.
3M – 5F
Three weekends of my play ‘Mammy’s Boy’ have just finished in Chicago.
The Gaelic Park Players will perform the play one more time when they take it to the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in Calgary in Canada in late May.
According to the feedback I’ve had from the group, there has been a great reaction to the play from audiences over the three weekends.
I wish the group every success with the play in Calgary.
Gaelic Park Players begin their second weekend of performances of ‘Mammy’s Boy’ tonight.
I’m told that there was a great audience response and reaction last weekend.
The play runs next weekend also.
The group takes the play to Calgary in Canada in late May to compete in the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival.
Last Saturday night, February 10th there were six performances of my plays on stage around the country.
Sligo: Skreen/Dromard Drama Group presented ‘For Better, For Worse’ in the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
Limerick: The Hillside Players, Ardpatrick presented ‘The Maiden Aunt’
Kilkenny: The Kilquan Players presented ‘The Maiden Aunt’
Tipperary: Inch Youth Drama presented ‘Fortunes and Misfortunes’
Armagh: Derrynoose Drama Group presented ‘Mammy’s Boy’
Cork: The Valley Players presented ‘Love Knots’
The Maiden Aunt: The Hillside Players, Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick – 4 extra nights, Feb, 7, 8, 9, 10
The Maiden Aunt: Kilquan Players, Coon, Co. Kilkenny – 3 nights, Feb, 9, 10 & 11
Mammy’s Boy: Derrynoose Drama Group, Co. Armagh – 3 nights, Feb 9, 10 & 11
Love Knots: The Valley Players, Kilshannig, Co. Cork – 4 nights, Feb 8, 9, 10 & 11
My latest play ‘Mammy’s Boy’ premieres in Aglish, Co. Tiperary tonight January 19th. It is being staged by Aglish Drama Group.
The play tells the story of the return of the prodigal son Hughie McGarry much to his mother Maisie’ delight. However his sister Betty suspects his motives.
Performances continue on Jan 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th and 28th.
I wish the group a successful run.
Moville Drama Group kicks off a six-night run tonight, November 25th with ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ in St. Eugene’s Hall, Moville, Co. Donegal. The performances continue on Tuesday, 28th; Wednesday, 29th; Thursday, 30th; Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd.
Wishing the group a successful run with the play. Hope the weather is kind to them.
Abbeyfeale Drama Group’s production of ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ continues in the Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on November 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th and 30th.
Today, October 12th is the 47th anniversary of the day I started writing fiction for the first time – Monday, October 12th 1970. I still remember how I excited I was when I put pen to paper for the first time. I ran outside to tell my mother the news. Little did I think that I’d still be writing fiction 47 years later.
The hero in my stories was a private detective called Greg Stewart, whose name I think I borrowed from a comic. He was assisted in his investigations by Tom Walker, replaced in 1973 by Mark Kirby.
By the time I’d finished writing these stories in March 1977, I had filled almost 75 copybooks and written over 100 stories. They took me from the last year in national school to the first year of my university studies.
My play, ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ is coming to The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork this week – Wednesday to Saturday, 21st – 24th, inclusive. It is being staged by Youghal Little Theatre and is being directed by Helena Sloane.
Wishing Helena and the cast every success with the production.
Poster attached containing details of performance times and ticket purchase.