CBS Boys Prepare To Tread The Boards With Latest Production

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Cast members in CBS The Green’s production of ‘The Playboy Of The Western World’.

CBS The Green are embarking on their fifth Transition Year dramatic production next week.

This year’s choice of play is John Millington Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World ’. The show is being held in the pop-up theatre in the school foyer on Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd  March at 7.30pm.

The production is directed by Ellen McGillicuddy and Anne Moore. The stage has been constructed by staff members, namely that of the Transition Year co-ordinator Mark Ryall, along with teachers Cathal Halton and D.J. Flaherty.

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Students are integral parts of the whole production, down to the stage construction, the marketing, props and costume, media, make-up, and event management.

The unique beauty of their production is that their stage and set is created from scratch by students and staff themselves across the whole school community.

Teachers from all departments offer their guidance, assistance and talent to the erection and construction of the setting for this gripping and funny tale.

Staff  also volunteer to help with music, costume making, marketing and running the show on the nights. All students are given an opportunity within the school to attend the drama during matinee shows without charging.

In past productions the level of respect fellow students give to the show and actors has been astounding.

Actors were assigned their parts in early January and since then have spent many hours, days and nights rehearsing their parts, giving hours of their time to work on their craft and practice their roles tirelessly and energetically, striving to be the best they can be.

This year’s group of boys are determined to give a show that will entertain and do justice to the comic tale by Synge.

Actors include Cormac Lynch, Liam Magee, Leon Daly, Oisin O’Connor, Joeseph Linehan, Mark Stephenson, Niall Fitzmaurice, Jordan Kissane, Stephen Nix, Micheal Dolan and Ciaran Kelliher.

Music will also accompany the show to create the desired atmosphere and embellish the telling of the story to their audience.

This will be done with the talent of Sixth year student Cathal McLoughlin, Darragh Lynch, Cian Lynch, Tadhg Reen, Maurice O’Connell, Danny Greaney and Tadhg Scanlon.

Cathal McLoughlin is a skilled singer and has been part of the Transition year shows since our beginning.

The tale is set in Michael James Flaherty’s public house in County Mayo during the early 1900s. It tells the story of Christy Mahon, a young man running away from his farm, claiming he killed his father.

The locals he encounters are more interested in vicariously enjoying his story than in condemning the immorality of his murderous deed. Christy’s tale captures the romantic attention of the bar-maid Pegeen Mike, the daughter of Flaherty.

Tickets are on sale now and available at the school reception or contact 0667145824 or 0860077068 to book your seats. €10 Adults and €5 for students.

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