Compantas Lir
present


Same Old Moon
by Geraldine Aron



Sunday,
3 March 2019
8.00 p.m.




Important: The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)



The Play

Chosen to re-open the Oxford Playhouse in 1991, and then seen in London's West End, Same Old Moon shows us scenes in the life of Brenda Barnes, aspiring writer. We follow her from age nine to forty-six, and we see through her eyes her eccentric and sometimes fiery family; her wilful and self-destructive Dad, her put-upon sometimes hot-tempered Mum and many others. We witness hilarious scrapes, brought on when her imagination and intelligence comes against the restrictions of Irish and English custom and society. A charming, but not uncritical, look at a family life.

Setting: Dublin, Galway and London between the 1950s and 1980s



Cast

Brenda

Deana McGuire

Bridie,
Granny Cleary

Fidelma O'Rourke

Peace,
Mrs Brown

Maura Mannion

Bella,
Di,
Nurse

Fionnuala Glynn

Mother Superior,
Caf
é Daphne,
Mrs Geeny

Breda Hannon

Desmond

Vincent Moran

Mooney,
Michael,
Caruso,
Mullen

Eoin McCarthy

Priest,
Kevin,
Bartender,
Mark,
Trevor

Mike McNamara


Crew

Director

Philip Cribbin

Stage Management

Liz Hession
Carmel Kenny

Choreographer

Mary McCarthy

Lighting Designer

Dermot Hession

Lighting and Sound Team

Paul McNulty
Dermot Hession
Mike O'Dea
Stella Fleming
Ruth O'Driscoll

Set Design

Gus McCarthy

Props

Ann Moran

Costumes

Bríd Conneely
Jennifer Donaghy

Make-up

Ann Moran

Transport

Simon Kavanagh


The Group

Compántas Lir is an amateur drama group based in Claregalway and Carnmore areas of Co. Galway. It was founded in 1983 by a small group of local drama buffs whose goal was to nurture a love of amateur drama in the area. The group has grown since then, and now boasts over 50 members, and two All Ireland Confined Titles. Nine by Jane Shepard, directed by Caoimhe McLoughlin, won the best One-Act Title in 2014 and Proof by David Auburn, directed by Dermot Hession, won the Three-Act Title in 2016. The group also hosts an annual Autumn Supper Theatre for the community where they stage two one-act comedies. They look forward to competing in Three-Act Open Competition in 2019.
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