St. Patrick’s Gift – Fall 2016

Show dates:

Friday 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Saturday 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Sunday 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 – 3:00 P.M. (Doors open at 2:30)

CAST:

Mike Kelliher as Patrick McLaughlin
Renata Allejuka as Anna McLaughlin
Bill Gleason as Liam McLaughlin
Jacqueline Canty as Katrina McLaughlin
Myra McWilliams as Maimeo
Tom Kearney as Mick McLaughlin
Katie McKirdie as Minnie McLaughlin
Pete Simon as Fr. O’Reilly
Colleen Winters as Colleen Sullivan
Barney Farrelly as Marty McLaughlin
Bridget Christiansen as Eileen

SYNOPSIS:

“This is the story of the McLaughlin family who live in a predominately Irish Catholic section of Chicago. As they prepare for their annual St.Patrick’s Day party, life changing events are taking place within their family. Their son Patrick has to decide about entering the priesthood. Their daughter Katrina shields a secret and Uncle Mick conspires with the neighbor girl Colleen who is secretly in love with Patrick.

Secrets are heard and gossip ensues. Add a live in Grandma with her old world beliefs and a mother who is neither Irish nor Catholic and a comedy unfolds. ”

MORE INFORMATION:

EVENING PERFORMANCES FRIDAY and SATURDAY are at 8:00 p.m. AFTERNOON PERFORMANCES on SUNDAY are at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 for Theatre Performances only. Tickets are $27.00 for Dinner/Theatre (Celtic Carvery) Combination. (Sundays only)

SPECIAL: A Dinner/Theater Combination ($22.00) will be offered each Friday and Saturday, in the Carraig Pub, prior to the show. Show time is 8pm and dinner reservations should be no later than 6:30pm.

Reservations are a must for Dinner/Theatre Combinations.

For tickets and reservations please call Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323

The Shadow of a Gunman – Spring 2016

Show dates:

Friday 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Saturday 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Sunday  4/10, 4/17, 4/24- 3:00 P.M (Doors open at 2:30)

CAST:

Mike Kelliher as Donal Davoren
Bob Reidy as Seumas Shields
Meek Azarkiewicz as Tommy Owens
Peter Simon as Adolphus Grigson
Bridget Christianson as Mrs. Grigson
Sabrina Mangan as Minnie Powell
Liam Briick as Mr.Mulligan
Bill Gleason as Mr. Maguire
Katie McKirdie as Mrs. Henderson
Marty Donovan as Mr. Gallogher
Andrew Harrigan as An Auxiliary

MORE INFORMATION:

EVENING PERFORMANCES FRIDAY and SATURDAY are at 8:00 p.m. AFTERNOON PERFORMANCES on SUNDAY are at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 for Theatre Performances only. Tickets are $27.00 for Dinner/Theatre (Celtic Carvery) Combination. (Sundays only)

SPECIAL: A Dinner/Theater Combination ($22.00) will be offered each Friday and Saturday, in the Carraig Pub, prior to the show. Show time is 8pm and dinner reservations should be no later than 6:30pm.

Reservations are a must for Dinner/Theatre Combinations.

For tickets and reservations please call Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323

Troubled Bachelors – Fall 2015

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Show dates:

Friday 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Saturday 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Sunday 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 – 3:00 P.M (Doors open at 2:30)

Synopsis

A light comedy, based in truth, about 3 single men in Ireland who
are forced to choose between keeping their homes
or losing their bachelor status. YIKES!

CAST:

Ken Evans  as Peter Carmody
Luke Simone  as Jack Whelan
Tom Kearney as Tom Kirby
Maggie Murphy as Mary Swan
Sabrina Mangan as Daisy Walshe
Jacqueline Ashcroft as Molly Dwyer
Liam Briick as Mr.Flanagan
Barney Farrelly as Joseph P. Scanlon
Larry Coughlin as Cornelius Flavin
Jacqueline Ashcroft as Miss Ryan
Emmett Barron as Young Casey
Kevin McKirdie as Young Casey

MORE INFORMATION:

EVENING PERFORMANCES FRIDAY and SATURDAY are at 8:00 p.m. AFTERNOON PERFORMANCES on SUNDAY are at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 for Theatre Performances only. Tickets are $27.00 for Dinner/Theatre (Celtic Carvery) Combination. (Sundays only)

SPECIAL: A Dinner/Theater Combination ($22.00) will be offered each Friday and Saturday, in the Carraig Pub, prior to the show. Show time is 8pm and dinner reservations should be no later than 6:30pm.

Reservations are a must for Dinner/Theatre Combinations.

For tickets and reservations please call Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323

The Maiden Aunt – Spring 2015

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Show dates:

Friday 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Saturday 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Sunday 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 – 3:00 P.M (Doors open at 2:30)

Synopsis

Gertie O’Grady, a retired teacher and spinster, comes to stay with her niece, Mary Murphy, after a spell in hospital. Mary tries to persuade her aunt to make a will. Meanwhile, Mary’s husband, Dan, comes up with an elaborate plan to get their hands on her money.

CAST:

Kate McNally as Gertie O’Grady
Renata Allelujka as Mary Murphy
George Skrobuton as Dan Murphy
Sammy Burnett as John Paul Murphy
Barney Farrelly as Francie Gilhooley
Luke Simone as Jarlath McKenna
Bridget Christianson as Caroline Quinn
Glenna Hennessey as Paula Moore

MORE INFORMATION:

EVENING PERFORMANCES FRIDAY and SATURDAY are at 8:00 p.m. AFTERNOON PERFORMANCES on SUNDAY are at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 for Theatre Performances only. Tickets are $27.00 for Dinner/Theatre (Celtic Carvery) Combination. (Sundays only)

SPECIAL: A Dinner/Theater Combination ($20.00) will be offered each Friday and Saturday, in the Carraig Pub, prior to the show. Show time is 8pm and dinner reservations should be no later than 6:30pm.

Reservations are a must for Dinner/Theatre Combinations.

For tickets and reservations please call Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323

The Muesli Belt – Fall 2014

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Synopsis:

It’s the height of the Celtic Tiger in Ireland, and the country’s economy is booming as it never has in its history. In the heart of Dublin, the repercussions are hitting close to home at the historic pub owned by Michael Ryan. A local developer is salivating at the chance to turn the area where the pub sits into a “Muesli Belt”, a mix of trendy bistros, health food stores, and new apartments to accommodate an influx of well-heeled yuppies moving into the area.

The pub is a community meeting place for locals who Mick counts among his closest friends. The choices he makes will affect their lives and his own. As the Tiger transforms the landscape of the country, how will it change the community and the people?

CAST:

Mick Kenna as Mick Ryan
Sabrina Mangan as Sinead
Pete Simon as Tommy
Angela Beckefeld as Nora Breen
Robert Emmet Reidy as Mossy Plunkett

Show dates:

Friday 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Saturday 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 – 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 7:30)

Sunday 11/9, 11/16, 11/23 – 3:00 P.M (Doors open at 2:30)

EVENING PERFORMANCES FRIDAY and SATURDAY are at 8:00 p.m.
AFTERNOON PERFORMANCES on SUNDAY are at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are $12.00 for Theatre Performances only.
Tickets are $27.00 for Dinner/Theatre (Celtic Carvery) Combination. (Sundays only)

SPECIAL: A Dinner/Theater Combination ($20.00) will be offered each
Friday and Saturday, in the Carraig Pub, prior to the show. Show time is
8pm and dinner reservations should be no later than 6:30pm.

Reservations are a must for Dinner/Theatre Combinations.

For tickets and reservations please call Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323

 

The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley – Fall 2013

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Gabriel Foley is a middle-aged bachelor farmer, who lives with his elderly mother. He has been unlucky in love many times, much to his mother’s frustration. She thinks she’ll never get rid of him. Then he meets upmarket, Hazel Myers and joins the posh drama group in the nearby town in order to romance her.

He is unaware that Chrissie McCabe – a cheerful countrywoman, who comes in to help him and his mother – fancies him. By the time Chrissie makes her feelings known to Gabriel, he has already got Hazel’s attention. He and Chrissie decide to try going out together. He tries to let Hazel down gently, but Hazel is not a woman to give up easily.

Cast

Gabriel Foley – Peter Simon                              Lucy Lacey – Renata Allelujka

Aggie Foley – Kate McNally                               Clive Snell – George Skrobuton

Aggie Foley – Yvonne Amrose                           Morag Delamere – Brenda Gilmore

Chrissie McCabe – Susan Bova                        Asst. Director – Taryn McKenna

Hazel Myers – Cheryle McKay                          Stage Manager – Myra McWilliams

Liam Gavigan – Luke Simone                             Publicity – Vera Kelly

A Wake In The West – Spring 2013

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The plot centers on the wake of Tom Healy, a man who was known to be ‘fond of a drop’. Tom’s controversial last request threatens to humiliate his family and make them the laughing stock of the small fishing village in which they live. “Not exactly an avid church-goer”, Tom’s dying wish flies in the face of traditional religious ceremony in 1970?s Ireland. The priest and doctor need to be consulted, as does Tom’s son Martin who is returning from New York for the funeral. His return is eagerly awaited by neighbour Joan who has held a candle for Martin since his departure to the States. When conniving old neighbour Rose calls to pay her respects, the mayhem really develops and her antics set in motion a sequence of hilarious events.

The Cast

Kate McNally as Rose
Tom Kearney as Martin
Peter Simon as Fr. Cassidy
Barney Farrelly as Barney
Dave (Dr. Dave) Branigan as Dr. John
Robert Fox as Tom Healey
Yvonne Ambrose as Margaret
Sabrina Mangan as Joan
Taryn McKenna as Mary
Larry Coughlin, Director
Glenna Hennessy, Asst. Director

Philadelphia Here I Come – Fall 2012

A Tragi-Comedy
By Brian Friel     Directed By Vera Kelly

The Play

Philadelphia, Here I Come! centres on a young Irishman, Gar O’Donnell, on the eve of his departure for Philadelphia. Gar is presented to us as two individual characters, played by two different actors, representing his Public and Private selves. Public Gar is the man who is seen and who interacts with the other characters in the play. Private Gar represents Gar’s inner thoughts and feelings and he can interact only with Public Gar. As the evening unfolds and through a series of flashbacks, memories and present action, we learn of his conflicting feelings about leaving Ballybeg, which represents for him both that which he detests and that which he loves.

The Cast

Vera Kelly, Director
Kate McNally as Madge
Tom Kearney as Private Gar
Mike Azarkiewiczas as Public Gar
Barney Farrelly as SB O’Donnell
Kathleen Donoghue as Kate Doogan/Mrs. King
Peter Simon as Senator Doogan
Bob Reidy as Master Boyle
Maggie Murphy as Lizzy Sweeney
Larry Coughlin as Con Sweeney
Liam Briik as Ben Burton
Jim Shinkle as Ned
Shawn McPartland as Tom
George Skrobuton as Joe
Bob Fox as Cannon Byrne

Try Anything Twice – Spring 2012

A Comedy
By William Rocke     Directed By Bob Fox

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When vivacious forty-something Josephine McGowan wins a Glamorous Grandmother Contest and brings home suave, womanising TV actor Clive Cartwright as a prize she upsets more than her gone-to-seed husband Michael… ‘Try Anything Twice! Is a saucy comedy, full of very clever one-liners which the cast throw at each other with wicked good fun… Josephine seems to enjoy her nights out with romantic Clive. But when glamorous reporter Paula Smith arrives to Interview her husband, he sees a way to prove he still has ‘it’ with hilarious results!

The Cast

Barney Farrelly as Michael McGowan
Christina Garrivan as Josephine
Kate McNally as Granny
George Skrobuton as Charlie Saville
Marty Donovan as Clive Cartwright
Jacqueline Ashcraft as Paula Smith
Glenna Hennessy as Betty
Bob Fox, Director
Tom Kearney, Assistant Director
Dave Branigan, Producer