The buzz and excitement is very evident in the village of Mount Temple as the local drama group approach the premier production of Changing Times in Tuar Ard, Moate from Wednesday November 9 to Sunday November 13.
The play is written by local taxi driver Kieran Carroll. This is Kieran’s first play, though he has written many poems and verses over the years. Kieran writes mainly between taxi runs, and gets inspiration from looking and talking to people he encounters on a daily basis.
As word got out that Kieran had written a play, some members of the local drama group approached him with a view to staging it. After numerous meetings the experienced Larry Nugent was chosen to produce the play. His previous productions include Professor Tim, Brush with a Body, and Whiteheaded Boy.
Larry has an experienced cast including Chris Tuohy who is president of the drama group. A stalwart of the group, he plays the “granddad upstairs”. Vincent Lowry and Michelle Donnelly complement each other as Donnelly play Mick and Moyna O’Reilly. Their two sons and daughter are played by Donie Malone, Paddy Nugent, and Breda Slevin, and there are also the two neighbours who spend more time in the O’Reilly household than in their own homes.
Rosin Allen plays Julie Ann who marries into the O’Reilly family and Sylvester, played by Alan Nugent, comes from England but isn’t greeted with open arms.
Various twists and turns appear throughout the play and Mike O’Reilly often wonders what the neighbours will think!
Changing Times comes to Tuar Ard, Moate from Wednesday November 9 to Sunday November 13. For more information call (090 ) 6482042.