The Moyne Drama Group are back treading the boards at the end of this month with the MJ Ginnelly comedy ‘A Wake In the West’.
The play, which is set in a small fishing village in the west of Ireland during the 1970s, tells the story of the life and now the death of Tom Healy who was fond of the drink and in the end it was probably his demise.
Tom’s last dying wish is that he would be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. This dying wish torments his family and the hilarious scenes that follow are brought to life by the excellent cast of Moyne Drama Group. Family and friends gather around for the wake and we are treated to a full range of colourful characters that add to the general chaos. The highly-experienced cast comprises: Pa Joe Hayes (Tom Healy), Martin (Arvin Everard), Dr John (Hugh Coughlan), Marie McGrath (Mary), Katie Chapple (Joan), Mary Campion (Margaret), Maureen Claffey (Rose), Liam Troy (Barney) and John Quinlan as Fr Cassidy.
Following on from the success of ‘Semi-Private’ last year Joanne Cleere is once again at the helm and has the cast rehearsing vigorously for opening night.
Meanwhile set design and construction is in the capable hands of PJ Claffey. Great character performances, plenty of drink and quick witted humour will leave the audiences with plenty of laughs and perhaps some hidden messages to ponder upon.
Moyne Drama Group will present their production of ‘A Wake in the West’ in the Moyne Community Centre from Thursday, January 22nd to Sunday, January 25th at 8.30pm nightly.