The Matchmaker by JB Keane

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 - Thu, 14 Feb 2019
17:30 - 22:30

Back by popular demand!
The Matchmaker by JB Keane returns to the Dunamaise Arts Centre.
This production stars television favourite Mary McEvoy, known for her role as Biddie in the long-running RTE series Glenroe. Irish actor and comedian Jon Kenny, who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt, joins Mary to complete the cast. Together, they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.

14 February 2019
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, Portlaoise
Meet at 7.30pm in the bar upstairs.
Play starts at 8pm.
Tickets cost €20 and can be booked online at https://dunamaise.ticketsolve.com/shows/873593831 or at the Dunamaise box office (phone[masked]).

Please note: If you'd like to arrange sitting together, get in touch and we'll book tickets together.

The Matchmaker
Based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by JOHN B. KEANE, one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers
The production stars television favourite Mary McEvoy, known for her role as Biddie in the long-running RTE series Glenroe. Irish actor and comedian Jon Kenny, who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt, joins Mary to complete the cast. Together, they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.
The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world, uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness. Aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life, and only then began to look for companionship and love, once their duties as minders of aging parents were concluded, or they had finally inherited, or were the left-over brother or sister.
Using his inimitable way with words and his own sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvelously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.
Directed by Michael Scott
https://dunamaise.ticketsolve.com/shows/873593831

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Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street, Portlaoise, IE

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