Tar­bert Play­ers pre­par­ing great comic dou­ble-bill for four nights

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

TWO great ru­ral come­dies – one set in the big house, the other in a cot­tage – is the dual treat in store for North Kerry au­di­ences as the Tar­bert The­atre Play­ers re­turn to the boards in style.

Cas­sidy’s Chair (by Sea­mus Burke) and Mar­ry­ing Mary (by JK Lyons), two clas­sics from the ‘40s and ‘70s re­spec­tively have been send­ing the tal­ented ac­tors and crew home in gales of laugh­ter since re­hearsals started in Au­gust. Now, North Kerry gets to en­joy it all over four nights, start­ing in Tar­bert Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Satur­day and Sun­day, Novem­ber 18 and 19; and in St John’s, Lis­towel, on Satur­day and Sun­day, Novem­ber 25 and 25.

Player vet­eran John Dowl­ing (who stars as so­lic­i­tor Mr O’Brien in Mar­ry­ing Mary) is de­lighted with the young blood on board this year: “I feel like I’m the grand­fa­ther of the group, but I love be­ing in­volved with such a great bunch of young peo­ple.”

It’s one vi­brant lo­cal drama com­pany with over 25 mem­bers, in­clud­ing the brilliant set de­sign team of Johnny ‘Block’ Mul­vi­hill, Tom Stack, PJ Normile and Tr­ish Healy who have been work­ing hard in the now idle fire sta­tion to cre­ate the per­fect set­ting for both plays.

Tick­ets will be avail­able at the door. While the com­pany says it will do its very best to ac­com­mo­date all, it ad­vises that it is best to book tick­ets early with spa­ces lim­ited. Eithne Griffin is the woman to ring for tick­ets, on (068)36238, or call into her at Tar­bert Phar­macy.

Tar­bert The­atre Play­ers ready for ac­tion above and, left, the set tak­ing shape in the now dis­used fire sta­tion - at the hands of Johnny Mul­vi­hill, PJ Normile and Tom Stack.

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