St. Pats and The Pres join Forces for Comedy Drama Night

Teacher, Noreen O’Shea pictured with members of the TY Comedy cast for the May Day event at St. John’s Hall. Seated from left: Laura Fitzmaurice, Jessica O’Leary, Áine Sheehan and Andrea O’Connor. Back: Ms. O’Shea with: Callum Baker, Eoghan Leahy, David Dillon, Aiva Herbert and Michael Daly. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Comedy returns on May 1st. to St. John’s Hall in Castleisland Presentation Secondary School.

A joint Transition Year programme will see the girls of ‘The Pres’ and the boys of St. Patrick’s Secondary School pooling their talents for one night only at 7:30pm. Admission: Adults €10. Students and OAPS €5.

Focus on Comedy

“Following on from the success of last year’s TY comedy drama night, this year the TYs chose to focus on comedy again.

On the night the students will be performing seven different comedy sketches. A firm favourite by people at last year’s drama night was a scene from a play by Jimmy Keary, The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley, so therefore this year the group decided to focus on his material again.

Jimmy Keary, a playwright from Rathowen in Co. Westmeath, has been writing plays and sketches for over 20 years.

A Great Laugh

“Jimmy was very kind and sent us a few comedy sketches, five of which the students chose to focus on: Father of the Bride; A Little Deception; A Lotto Trouble; A Perfect Match and Wedded Blitz,” according to the teachers involved. .

“All sketches will be sure to give everyone a great laugh on the night as there are lots of fantastic one liners in them. The students have really enjoyed practicing over the last number of months and are eager to showcase the hard work they have put in.

Four Teachers Involved

“Four teachers are involved in the preparation for this year’s drama night: Noreen O’Shea, Joan Mc Elligott, Margaret O’Sullivan and Mairéad Lane-Cronin.

The teachers have enjoyed seeing the students flourish over the past few months and notice how their confidence has improved greatly due to their involvement in the drama classes.

“The help of our caretaker John Naughton is also greatly appreciated as he makes the set for the drama productions.

“Tickets are available to be bought at the door on the night or at any of the schools in the lead up to the big night. Get ready for a night full of laughs and enjoyment for all,” they concluded.


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