After their unprecedented 11-night run with ‘Wake in the West’ last year, the Sliabh Luachra Drama Group is back with its 2015 offering.
This year’s production is the 1925 penned play, Professor Tim by Co. Antrim born dramatist George Shiels (1881 – 1949)
“We have never done a play by Shiels before so we’re excited to work on something new – which is always a great challenge for the group. It is a romantic comedy in three acts,” said group actress and spokesperson, Moira Hughes.
“The story centres around Hugh O’Cahan and his dire financial situation. He has to sell the family home. James Kilroy, a romantic farmer, wants to buy it and match his boorish son to O’Cahan’s sweetheart, Peggy Scally. Peggy’s mother is all for her marrying into security with the Kilroy’s, but strong forces are ranged against the young lovers,” said Moira.
This production of Professor Tim promises to be a very enjoyable play with a great story and some very good humour so people should really enjoy it!.
The play runs at the Heritage Centre in Scartaglin on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 30th and 31st and February 1st. and on the following weekend of: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights of February 6th,7th and 8th at 8pm nightly.
“Last years comedy ‘Wake In The West’ by Michael J.Ginnelly was a huge success. We did 11 sell out nights back in the the springtime and because we still couldn’t satisfy demand we put on two extra shows in September.We were really overwhelmed by the demand. It was a wonderful comedy and people just really had a great laugh and felt good! We were delighted to give €3,000 to the Kerry/Cork Link bus and €1,000 to Oilean Beo in Castleisland out of the proceeds,” Moira concluded.
The cast for Professor Tim is as follows: John Scally: Tim Dineen;
Mrs. Scally: Moira Hughes; Peggy Scally: Sinead O’Driscoll;
Professor: Dermot O’ Leary; James Kilroy: John Walsh; Mrs.Kilroy: Geraldine O’ Driscoll; Joseph Kilroy: Jack Walsh; Hugh O’Cahan: Danny O’Leary; Paddy Kinney: Brendan Reidy; Moll Flanagan: Catriona Hickey and Mr. Allison: Vincent Salmon.
Bookings on 087 243 4000 and admissions are: adults €10 and concessions €8.