The Maiden Aunt

Gertie O’Grady, a retired teacher and spinster, comes to stay with her niece, Mary Murphy, after a spell in hospital. Mary tries to persuade her aunt to make a will. When Gertie apparently ‘dies’, Mary’s husband, Dan comes up with an elaborate plan to get their hands on her money.

Characters:
Gertie O’Grady – a retired teacher in her late fifties
Mary Murphy – a hard-working farmer’s wife in her late forties
Dan Murphy – Mary’s husband, who is of similar age.
John Paul Murphy – Dan and Mary’s son, whose ideas are too big for his brain.
Jarlath McKenna – a good-natured friend of John Paul’s, who impresses Gertie.
Francie Gilhooley – a farm labourer in his fifties, with an eye for the women
Caroline Quinn – a well-to-do neighbour of the Murphys & former pupil of Gertie’s.
Paula Moore – a young solicitor, who knows her business.

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Performed by:
Round Tower Players, Killala, Co. Mayo – February 2000 (3 nights)
Tyrrellspass Drama Group, Co. Westmeath – March 2000 (2 nights)
Kilcoole Drama Group, Co. Wicklow – November 2000 (4 nights)
Newtowncashel Drama Group, Co. Longford -March 2002 (3 nights)
Seir Kieran Drama Group, Clareen, Co. Offaly – Novmber 2002 (5 nights)
Kilmurry Drama Group, Co. Offaly – March 2004 (7 nights)
Killeen Drama Group, Co. Longford – March 2004 (5 nights)
Mullagh Entire Drama Group, Mullagh, Co. Clare – March 2006 (3 nights)
Lissenhall Players, Co. Tipperary – November 2007 (7 nights)
Inch Players, Co. Tipperary – April 2008 (3 nights)
Killavilla Drama Group, Co. Offaly – March 2009 (3 nights)
Canavour Players, Ballinvreena, Co. Limerick – January/February 2010 (10 nights)
St. Senan’s Drama Group, Mountcoal, Co. Kerry – March 2011 (5 nights)
Castleconnor Drama Group, Corballa, Co. Sligo – March 2011 (3 nights)
Rathdangan Drama Group, Co. Wicklow – April 2011 (4 nights)
Rathowen Amateur Dramatic Society, Westmeath – November 2011 (3 nights)
Frenchpark Drama Group, Co. Roscommon – December 2011 (2 nights)
Derrynoose Drama Group, Co. Armagh – February/March 2012 (4 nights)
Ballymacnab Drama Group, Co. Armagh – March 2012 (4 nights)
Cloonacool Players, Co. Sligo – March 2012 (4 nights)
Conna Dramatic Society, Co. Cork – November 2012 (4 nights)
Cloughjordan Drama Group, Co. Tipperary – January 2013 (7 nights)
Aughawillan Drama Troupe, Co. Leitrim – Jan/Feb 2013 (4 nights)
Carraig na bhFear Drama Group, Co. Cork – Feb/March 2013 (5 nights)
Parke Arts & Drama Group, Co. Mayo – Feb/March 2013 (3 nights)
Trien Players, Co. Roscommon – March 2013 (3 nights)
Araglen Drama Group, Co. Cork – March 2013 (2 nights)
Killoscully Players, Co. Tipperary – March 2013 (6 nights)
The Knocks Drama Group, Co. Fermanagh – March/April 2013 (6 nights)
Finvoy & Garvagh Young Farmers Drama Club, Derry – Feb-April 2013 (7 nights)
Carracastle/Kilmovee Drama Group, Co. Mayo – March/April 2013 (7 nights)
Caragh Lake Drama Group, Co. Kerry – April 2013 (4 nights)
Drama Dearg, Co. Galway – Nov/Dec 2013 (3 nights)
Ahakeera Drama Group, Co. Cork – Jan-April 2014 (11 nights)
Glanworth Players, Co. Cork – Jan 2014 (6 nights)
Glinsk Drama Group, Co. Roscommon – Feb/April 2014 (5 nights)
Kildysart Dramatic Society, Co. Clare – March 2014 (4 nights)
Killeen Dramatic Society, Co. Longford – April 2014 (3 nights)
The Wild Swan Theatre Group, Co. Galway – Nov 2014 (5 nights)
Moville Drama Group, Co. Donegal – Nov/Dec 2014 (8 nights)
St. John’s Drama Group, Castlewellan, Co. Down – March 2015 (2 nights)
Portumna Players Drama Group, Co. Galway – March 2015 (3 nights)
The HSE Players, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal – March 2015 (2 nights)
Gaelic Park Players, Chicago – April 2015 (7 nights)
DeCourcey Drama Group, Co. Cork – May 2015 (2 nights)
Borrisoleigh Drama Group, Co. Tipperary – May 2015 (3 nights)
Harbour Players, Co. Cork – Nov 2015 (5 nights)
Duhill Drama Group, Co. Tipperary – Nov 2015 (3 nights)
Ballyoughter Drama Group, Co. Wexford – January 2016 (3 nights)
Kilmeena Drama Group, Co.Mayo – March 2016 (4 nights)
Aisteoiri Beal Easa, Co. Mayo – March 2016 (4 nights)
Claremorris Players Performance Society, Co. Mayo – (5 nights)
Currane Drama Group, Co. Mayo – (3 nights)
Castlefinn Drama Group, Co. Donegal December 2016 (3 nights)
Kildavin/Clonegal Drama Group, Co. Wicklow Feb 2017 (3 nights)
St. Michael’s Drama Group, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry Feb 2017 (4 nights)

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One Response to The Maiden Aunt

  1. mary minnock says:

    Rahan Drama Group Co Offaly, put on this play St Patricks weekend 2013 a great success !

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