Shrughawadda players, Kilmoganny will present “DA”, a play by Hugh Leonard, from Feburary 19 to 22 in what promises to be an excellent night of entertainment.
The story revolves around Charlie, a grown man who returns home to Ireland after the death of his father only to find the old man’s presence still very much alive.
The play is initially set in Charlie’s old home in Dalkey Co. Dublin in 1968. Later, there are numerous flashbacks to times and places remembered from Charlie’s youth. The Shrughawadda Players formed in 2005, and over the years has provided first rate entertainment. The group stage one or two performances every year mostly in the spring and fall.
Since their foundation, the Shrughawadda Players continue to offer exciting and challenging productions and are consistant in the fostering of new talent. It is an entirely voluntary organisation. From their first production, Lovers by Brian Friel to their present play Da by Hugh Leonard, Michael Dowling has been the director, with most of the same team backstage.
Da is played by Martin O’Shea, who gave an excellent performance last spring as Danger Mullally in Many Young Men of Twenty.
Pete Dunne returns with a new role, as do Marie Kelly, Eamon Murphy, Caroline Doran, Mark Dunphy. Making his debut appearance is Mick Keegan. Roseanne Connolly, who made her debut in Many Young Men of Twenty to great acclaim, returns also.
The play runs from Feburary 19 to 22 at 8.15 nightly in St Eoghan Centre, Kilmoganny. Tickets available at Kilmoganny Post Office 051-648001, Pete Morans 051-648283 or Maura Dunphy 051-648252. Price €10, concession for OAP’s €7 (Tues day only).