Clonmel Theatre Guild are putting on The Country Boy in Raheen House Hotel from Wednesday to Saturday, November 7th-10th.
This play will be directed by Tom Fitzgerald and has a cast of six. Tom Maher, the farmer, is played by Ger Meagher and Mary Kate his wife will be played by Amanda Kirwan. Their young son is Curly, who has intentions of emigrating, mainly to get away from his father who is constantly on his case and generally giving him a hard time. Desmond Cunningham makes his debut with the Guild as Curly.
Eileen is a neighbouring young girl who visits regularily and another newcomer Amanda Hickey takes on this role.
Eddie is the son who went to America and returns on vacation, as he now calls it, for the first time since he emigrated. John Leahy plays Eddie.
His wife is an American who has never seen rural Ireland in her life and is shocked at how the animals are kept outdoors. Julia is played by Patricia Harte.
This production is not a dinner theatre production but the ticket price of €15 will include refreshments/finger food and will be served at the interval as usual.
The spring production will be a dinner theatre and after that the Guild will put on three one-act plays in May/June of next year, with three first- time directors from within the Guild directing.
The cast are very busy at present rehearsing for The Country Boy, which is an excellent play and they hope it will be another outstanding success for the Guild.
They hope people will give their usual wonderful support and people are reminded to keep an eye out for ticket sales as many often leave it late and are disappointed when tickets are sold out.