The Knocknagoshel based Spike Players have proved a huge success throughout North Kerry recently with their adaptation of Bryan McMahon’s 1972 published, one act play, Jack Furey.
The play has already been staged at Knocknagoshel Community Centre and in the intimate setting of the Rambling House in Duagh and Finuge. Inspired by this success, Spike Players have entered the one act drama circuit and are the first Kerry group to do so in over 20 years. Involvement in the circuit means that the group will compete at drama festivals in Clare, Cork and Waterford throughout the winter.
“The play features: Mairead Brosnan as Josie; Michael Finnegan as Daithi and Josephine Roche as Grace,” explained director and founding member, Padraig Dennehy from Lixnaw.
“The play may have been written over 40 years ago, but it’s core theme of a household struggling with relationships, family secrets, life’s frustrations, betrayed by and confronted as a consequence of dementia are as prevalent today as the time it was written.
“Jack Furey will be performed at An Tochar education centre in Causeway on Thursday, October 22nd at 8pm,” said Mr. Dennehy.
For Puck Sake. In other group news: Spike Players debut performance of The Mountainy Puck – a farcical comedy written by group member, Chris Barrett proved a huge success when it was unveiled to the local audience in The Mall last January and February.
The puck will run wild again this year as the group plan A World Tour of Kerry in conjunction with organisations and charities to fundraise for community projects.
Spike Players wish to acknowledge the continued support and encouragement they have received from K.E.T.B. drama classes.