South Wicklow Drama Festival

Sliabh Aughty Drama Group - 'Moonglow' by Kim Carney

 

                                                                                                   Director: Siobhan Donnellan

Cast

The Sailor - John Hogan

The Girl - Fiona Hogan

Benita - Ruth O’Hagan

Diane - Eavan Brennan

Maxine - Geraldine Colleran

Joe - Alan Sparling

Greg - Noel Hogan

 

Director: Siobhan Donnellan

 

Stage Manager: Christy Jones

Stage Crew: Rachel Gooney, Ursula Hogan Marie Tuohy Aidan Ryan                                

Lighting: Pat Duggan & Michael Kelly

Sound: David Condren

Set Design & Transport: Liam Flannery

Choreography: Claire O’Sullivan

Costumes/ Props: Eilish Hatchett

Hair and Makeup: Rachel Gooney & Gina Sparling

 

About the Play

Maxine, a feisty bitter Alzheimer’s victim, doesn’t want to move into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who shares her love for dance, her outlook begins to change. Although the two clash when lucid, their hazy memories overlap, and they begin an affair that rejuvenates and fulfils them. But can these lovers – played simultaneously by an elderly twosome and a young vivacious couple – stay together despite their families’ wishes and their fading vitality?

 

Setting: The play is set in a retirement home for the elderly in Michigan U.S.A. The year is 1997

 

About the Group

Sliabh Aughty Drama Group was founded in 1989 and immediately caused a sensation with their production of ‘The Field’ by John B Keane winning all five drama festivals entered and coming second in the All Ireland Finals. Having enjoyed considerable success in it’s early years with productions of ‘The Honeyspike’ and ‘I do not like thee Dr Fell’, the group returned to the festival circuit in 2004 following a break. Recent Productions include ‘The Lonesome West’, ‘Moonshine’, ‘Unforgiven’, ‘The Salvage Shop’, ‘Plaza Suite’, ‘The Year of The Hiker’ and ‘Office Hours’. The group narrowly missed out on qualification for the All Ireland Finals in 2017 with their production of ‘Rabbit Hole’ by David Lindsay Abaire and are delighted to be back in the finals this year. The group stages three shows annually and are regular participants on the 3 Act Festival circuit.

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