The Play’s the Thing is a series of play readings, perfect for these socially distant times, presented by a range of drama groups from across Clare. Sit back, listen to the actors, and let your imagination take flight in this staged presentation of humorous Irish and international modern plays. With no sets, sounds or choreography, the performers and the words will do the conjuring.
Presented with Ennis Players, Muse Productions, Corofin Dramatic Society & Sliabh Aughty Drama Group.
Thurs 1st Oct: Glorious by Peter Quilter, presented by Ennis Players
Based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins – ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’. This delightful and blissfully funny play spins from Florence’s charity recitals to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall.
Thurs 15th Oct: Plaza Suite by Neil Simon, presented by Muse Productions
Muse Productions are bringing 2 acts of Neil Simon’s classic Plaza Suite set in Suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel New York. The first story Visitor from Mamaroneck centers on Sam and Karen’s second Honeymoon, while the second story Visitor from Forest Hills revolves around Roy and Norma’s attempt to get their daughter Mimsey to her Wedding.
Thurs 29th Oct: Another Job Crisis: A new play by Corofin’s own Gerard Kennedy presented by Corofin Dramatic Society
Company CEO, John Andrews has successfully headhunted a new European Sales Manager but subsequently finds himself offering the same job to three other people, his lover’s husband, his bosses’ nephew and his wife’s brother. How does he extricate himself from this dilemma and who can help him?
Thurs 12th Nov: Office Hours by Norm Foster, presented by Sliabh Aughty Drama Group
Friday afternoon in the city and we follow a number of different storylines all in different offices and all unrelated to each other yet somehow connected… This comic play by Canadian playwright Norm Fosters makes us laugh at our own humanity.
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