The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley

Gabriel Foley is a middle-aged bachelor farmer, who lives with his elderly mother. He has been unlucky in love many times, much to his mother’s frustration. She thinks she’ll never get rid of him. Then he meets upmarket, Hazel Myers and joins the posh drama group in the nearby town in order to romance her.
He is unaware that Chrissie McCabe – a cheerful countrywoman, who comes in to help him and his mother – fancies him. By the time Chrissie makes her feelings known to Gabriel, he has already got Hazel’s attention. He and Chrissie decide to try going out together. He tries to let Hazel down gently, but Hazel is not a woman to give up easily.

Characters:
Gabriel Foley – A middle-aged bachelor farmer, who is unlucky in love.
Aggie Foley – Gabriel’s acid-tongued 70-year-old mother, who lives with him.
Chrissie McCabe – A kind-hearted countrywoman around Gabriel’s age.
Hazel Myers – A well-to-do woman in her forties, whom Gabriel fancies.
Liam Gavigan – A good-humoured farmer-friend of Gabriel’s.
Lucy Lacey – Aggie’s downbeat, slightly younger sister.
Clive Snell – A self-absorbed member of the Prince of Denmark Players. Morag Delamere – The sensitive director of the Prince of Denmark Players.

The entire play is set in the living room of the Foley farmhouse.

Act 1: Scene 1: Afternoon / Scene 2: Later that evening
Act 2: A short time later
Act 3: Scene 1: Friday night – the night of the GAA dance
Scene 2: The following afternoon

Performed by:
Portumna Players, Co. Galway………………….January 2011 (4 nights)
Fal Agus Foscadh Drama Group, Co. Galway……March 2011 (2 nights)
Killavilla Drama Group, Co. Offaly……………….March 2011 (5 nights)
Inch Players, Co. Tipperary……………………..March 2011 (4 nights)
Tyrrellspass Drama Group, Co. Westmeath……March/April 2011 (3 nights)
Skibbereen Theatre Society, Co. Cork…………Dec 2011/Jan 2012 (5 nights)
Eigse Players, Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny………….February 2012 (8 nights)
Shannonside Drama, Clonlara, Co. Clare……….March 2012 (5 nights)
Glanworth Players, Co. Cork…………………….March 2012 (4 nights)
Glencolmcille Drama Group, Co. Donegal – March/April 2012 (5 nights)
Acorn Players, Co. Leitrim – Dec 2012 – January 2016 (57 nights)
Rathcabbin Drama Group, Co. Tipperary – Jan/Feb 2013 (7 nights)
Aisteoiri na Boinne Drama Group, Co. Louth – Feb 2013 (5 nights)
Kinawley Drama Group, Co. Fermanagh – March/April 2013 (2 nights)
Bualadh Bos! Oranmore Music/Drama Group, Galway – April/May 2013 (5 nights)
Gaelic Park Players, Chicago – Nov 2013 (9 nights)
Corofin Dramatic Society, Co. Clare – Dec 2013 – April 2014 (7 nights)
The Village Players, Fethard-on-Sea, Wexford – Jan 2014 (2 nights)
Castlewood Players, Cratloe, Co. Clare – Mar 2014 (6 nights)
Rearcross Dramatic Society, Co. Tipperary – March 2014 (5 nights)
Glenties Drama Group, Co. Donegal – April 2014 (2 nights)
DonAsh Players, Ashbourne, Co. Meath – May 2014 (5 nights)
Ballymoney Lit & Deb Soc Drama Group, Antrim – July 2014 (4 nights)
Manister Drama Group, Co. Limerick – Nov 2014 (3 nights)
Cappataggle Drama Group – Dec 2014 (2 nights)
Aisteoiri an tSean Phobail, Co. Carlow – Jan/Feb/March 2015 (7 nights)
Parke Arts & Drama Group, Co. Mayo – March 2015 (3 nights)
Trien Players, Co. Roscommon – March 2015 (3 nights)
Killala Drama Group, Co. Mayo – Feb/March 2015 (6 nights)
Ardagh Drama Group, Co. Limerick – Mar/Apr 2015 & Jan 2016 (12 nights)
Camross Drama Group, Co. Wexford – April 2015 (2 nights)
Aglish Drama Group, Co. Tipperary – Jan/March 2016 (6 nights)
Donoughmore/Donard Drama Group, Co. Wicklow – 2016 (5 nights)
Kilbrin GAA Drama Group, Co. Cork – 2016 (4 nights)
Carracastle/Kilmovee Drama Group, Co. Mayo – 2016 (5 nights)
Dunkerrin Drama Group, Co. Offaly – Nov 2016 (3 nights)
Rearcross Drama Group, Co. Tipperary – Feb 2017 (5 nights)
The Lark Players, Herbertstown, Co. Limerick – Feb 2017 (3 nights)
Ballymacnab Drama Group, Co. Armagh – Feb 2017 (4 nights)
Ballymac Drama Group, Co. Kerry – Feb 2017 (3 nights)

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