Original Script Night in Loughrea Library
Building on last year’s success, the Seumas O’Kelly Players present an ‘Original Script Night’ hosted by the Loughrea Library on Friday 19th of January at 7.30pm. Group members have once again written each of the scripts for these four comedies.
In her own words Dympna D’Arcy’s play ‘Taking the P*ss’ depicts your average wedding; pregnancy, poisoning and portaloos. A weddings ability to amplify melancholy for those we’ve lost, counterbalances the comedy in this original script.
Veronica Newell’s play ‘Room 7’ is set in an old folks home. Two elderly sisters have beds just close enough to each other to successfully annoy each other as only sisters can. Conspiracy theories abound as escape attempts are plotted and romantic intentions interrogated in this warm comedy.
Miceál Kearney’s ‘Winning Stink’ provides a surreal game show where there could be a bit more at stake for the contestants than they might have originally thought. Stalkers, vegans, game show hosts and octopi all come under the spotlight in this comedy.
JP Murphy’s play ‘A Chip off the Old Block’ starts with a village preparing for a visit from a US millionaire. Ancestral stories are built up and torn down, folk songs butchered and family feuds resumed all over a few glasses of whiskey in this fast moving comedy.
Tickets are €5 on the door. For further information contact 083 8633796.
Following on from last year’s Original Script Night the Odd Soks were born in mid 2017. A writing group comprising writers from the Seumas O’Kelly Players; a highly successful amateur drama group from Loughrea. The aim of the group is to promote the skills of the writers among its ranks. The Odd Soks recently adapted Pádraic Ó Conaire’s short story: Courageous Women for Galway’s Great Read in early December. With rehearsals in full swing, January 19th is shaping up to be highly entertaining with 4 comedies of varying degrees.
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