If you are out and about this May Bank holiday weekend, take note that Borrisoleigh Drama Group are presenting “The House Husband” in the Marion Hall, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co Tipperary, on this Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Monday 5th May, beginning at 8.15pm sharp.
Monday night is designated a charity night, with funds being donated to two worthy charities, The Suir Haven Centre and Pieta House. Your support therefore will be greatly appreciated.
The House Husband.
Without giving too much of the plot away this three act comedy drama is written by Jimmy Keary, with the title being self explanatory. Paschal McHugh has given up his teaching job to become a ‘House Husband,’ much to the disgust of his wife Geraldine, a bank official. While Paschal is busy tending to all things domestic, Geraldine is busy arranging a house-warming party and is also falling for the charms of the new Assistant Bank Manager.
Added to this mix is Geraldine’s snooty mother Tess, her alcohol-loving father Harry, Paschal’s domineering mother Maggie, his man-mad aunt Minnie, Paschal’s devil-may-care friend Richie and a couple of other odd characters.
Throw in a baking competition, a set of false teeth, a robbery and the annual Agriculture Show and you are guaranteed much laughter and quite a few surprise twists in this memorable drama production.
62nd RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival.
Talking about drama, keep in mind also that the 62nd RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival got under-way yesterday in the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone and will runs until Friday May 9th. This nine-day festival will see only the top nine amateur acting groups nationally compete for the All-Ireland title together with a number of other major acting and technical awards.
Of the nine performing troops competing nationally, this year’s competition will see performances from not one, but two clubs from North Tipperary; namely the Nenagh Players with Bruce Graham’s “The Outgoing Tide” and our own Thurles Drama Group, latter performing Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge”.
“Break a leg guys and gals.”