Thy Will Be Done – Spring 2000

A Play in Two Acts
By Michael Carey     Directed By Puggy Dunleavey

The PlayThyWillBeDone-Spring2000

This is a contemporary play set in the West of Ireland. It is the story of two brothers who havn’t spoken to each other for more than 40 years,the story of a failed marriage for one and of his wife who left for the U.S.A. and gave birth to her son in New York and never as long as she lived returned to Ireland but her son did and lived and worked there on the the farm for 10 years. The other brother likes to spend his days fishing and is cared for by a local woman who is a busy-body but has his best interests at heart and does the housekeeping for him.

Thy Will Be Done is billed as a drama but is actually a comedy with many funny situations and Carey has given it many witty lines. You will relate to this play if you’ve spent much time in Ireland and you’ll certainly recall some characters just like the ones in the play and leave the theatre remembering the Ireland you once knew.

The Cast

Barney Farrelly as Jack Griffin
Martin Murphy as Martin Griffin
John Devitt as Peter Griffin
Vera Kelly as Bridie Lavin
Christina Garrivan, Assistant Director
Sarah Tritschler, Producer