The Duplicity of David

This comedy one act is set in a farmers kitche where Dave Hourihan and his sister live. Dave is an avid reader of books and he is hoping that a large sum of money might happen his way to ease him off his workload. Lena, his sister, has little patience for this dream coming true. Their world changes after a visit from an American Lady who announced that their uncle in America may be sending money their way.

Playwright: James McCarthy

First Performed : Autumn Theatre, October 23rd 2007

Most Recent Performance : As above

Cast :

Dave Hourihan, farmer: John Heneghan

Lena Hourihan, his sister: Mary McCarthy

Jerry Malone, Neighbour: Joe O’Connell

Miss Ester Enright: Ruth O’Driscoll

Miss Enrights Uncle: Terry Brennan

Crew :

Producer/Director : Vincent Moran

Stage Manager: Fidelma O’Rourke

Set: John Brennan, John Fahy

Lighting: Frank Moran, Tom McGuire

Sound: John Keane

Costumes: Mary McCarthy, Ann Moran

Make-up: Ann Moran, Síle Mannion

Props : Mary McCarthy, Ruth O’Drioscoll

Cambusdonald Royal, The Second Sorcerer’s Tale

Cambusdonald Royal –The Second Sorcerer’s Tale by James Scotland, is a hilarious Scottish farce, the sequel to the hugely entertaining The Sorcerer’s Tale by the same author and is being brought to Irish audiences in this translated adaptation by Compántas Lir.

The play is set in Brother Barnabas’s cell, in Clogher Abbey, in the West of Ireland one night in April 1465, when the Monastic Order had not only declined, but had virtually gone into eclipse.

The monks’ routine is disrupted when Mother Mary and 57 nuns from St. Ursula’s, the nearby convent, which has been accidentally burnt by two less-than-holy sisters who have been distilling a secret liqueur, seek refuge in the Monastery. The antics of Brother Barnabas and his side-kick, Brother Donatus, further complicate matters.  The imminent arrival of the Cardinal Legate adds to the general mayhem with hilarious results.

Playwright: James Scotland

First Performed : Due to appear on Saturday March 3rd 2007 Castle Island, Co.Kerry

Most Recent Performance : Still In Production

Cast :

Brother Donatus        Vincent Moran
Brother Barnabus    Paddy Greaney
Brother Simon        Pádriag O’Connell
Abbot                    Michael Hession
Mother Mary        Carmel Kenny
Sister Diligence     Ursla Cribbin
Sister Innocentia    Ruth O’Driscoll
Helen of Troy        Síle Mannion
Garry                    Fionnula Glynn
Lawrence                Dermot Hession
Empress Messalina Rita O’Reilly
Cardinal                Simon Kavanagh
Brother Humphrey    Patsy Cahalan

Crew :

Producer/Director :     Philip Cribbin
Stage Manager:         Fidelma O’Rourke
Set:                         Malachy Noone, John Brennan, John Fahy
Lighting:                 Frank Moran, Adrian Moran
(Sound)                 John Keane, Joe O’Connell
Costumes:             Jennifer Donaghy, Celia Fleming
Make-up:             Ann Moran, Síle Mannion. Liz Hession
Props :                 Stella Fleming, Brid Conneely