Bryan MacMa­hon’s re­spect for Trav­eller cul­ture on

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

A SU­PERB Bryan MacMa­hon drama, never more rel­e­vant than it is to­day, will grace the writer’s home­town stage once more thanks to the tal­ents of the Tar­bert Theatre Play­ers.

The Honey Spike runs at St John’s from Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15, un­til Sun­day, Novem­ber 18 in a pro­duc­tion cer­tain to draw large au­di­ences. Pro­duced by Mary Lav­ery Car­rig, who co-di­rects with Mau­reen Con­si­dine, the play tells the story of a young Trav­eller cou­ple as they move through the Ire­land of the mid-20th cen­tury.

“There have been so many times when we found our­selves chat­ting late into the night af­ter line re­hearsals were over about how dif­fer­ent life was for Ir­ish Trav­ellers, es­pe­cially women, not all that long ago,” Mau­reen said. PJ Normile, Yvonne O Keefe Fox, Tom Stack and Priscilla Dono­van play the char­ac­ters who travel the Ir­ish roads in their spring carts.

“I have en­joyed ev­ery sin­gle minute of it, and I think Bryan Mac Ma­hon had a great re­spect for Trav­eller cul­ture. I like that about the play,” PJ said.

B Spe­cials played by Les Pledge, Sean Car­rig and James En­right ap­pre­hend­ing the Trav­eller cou­ple, played by PJ Normile and Yvonne O’Ke­effe Fox in the Tar­bert Theatre Player’s pro­duc­tion of Bryan MacMa­hon’s Honey Spike.

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