Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Prepare For ‘Til Death Do Us Part’

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The cast and crew of ‘Til Death Do Us Part’, with playwright Mary Quirke, taking a break from rehearsals. Photo by Dermot Crean

REHEARSALS are in full swing for a hilarious comedy to be performed by Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students near the end of the month.

‘Til Death Do Us Part’ is an original comedy drama written by Mary Quirke of Qwerkreation Productions.

Mary Quirke has worked with the Transition year students in the school for the past two years as a Drama facilitator.

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The TY students have won awards at the All-Ireland Transition Year Drama Festival both this year and last year.

On the strength of this, they decided to produce a full length play. This is the first time that GCC has undertaken such a project.

While the ethos of GCC is the education through the medium of Irish, this is not to the exclusion of English and it was agreed that in this instance, in order to reach a wider audience, it would be beneficial to produce a play in English.

There are 16 students acting on stage while the remainder comprise marketing and production teams who are extremely busy promoting and sourcing props etc.

These talented teenage thespians started rehearsing six weeks ago and are excited to showcase their acting skills to a general audience.

The play tells the hilarious story of Davy and Audrey’s wedding day. While it is supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, it is evident that their families are none too happy about this union. In fact most of the wedding party believe that this is NOT a match made in heaven!

To add to this misery, there is confusion over funeral arrangements for the same day and the corpse somehow finds himself as an unwelcome guest at these fraught nuptials!

‘Til Death do us Part will be staged on Friday, May 27, at 7.30pm in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Hall. There will be spot prizes galore including prize for ‘Best Dressed’ on the night!

Ticket prices are  –   €12 per adult – €10 Student/OAP – €8 per child U12. There is a special discounted rate of €10 and €5 for tickets purchased before this Friday, May 6, of €10 per adult and €5 for student/OAP/U12’s. Phone Kirsty at 083-8800126 before 3pm Monday to Friday for bookings.

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