The Loves of Cass McGuire
Written by Brian Friel and directed by Allen Flynn.
The story is of a woman (Cass), who after fifty-two years of romping as a saloon waitress in America, goes home to Ireland. But the brother and his family, to whom she turns, really have no need for her, and ship her off to a rest haven for old dreamers. Nothing is as Cass envisioned it. She begins living off past memories like others iin the rest home. Though her memories now have a bitter taste, we know that in time and with the telling, they will be suffused with the aura of pleasant dreams.
Cass: Brid Molloy
Harry: Jackie Scanlan
Alice: Brid Finnegan
Ingram: John Finn
Trilbe Costelloe: Rita Brady
Pat Quinn: Mick Loughnane
Dom: Emmett O’Doherty
Mother: Kathleen McMahon
Tessa: Ailbhe McMahon
Mrs. Butcher: Bridie Cox
‘Cass’ qualifies for both the RTÉ All Ireland and Ulster drama festivals 2016
Delighted to announce that after a successful 4-night run in Glor and a whirlwind participation in 7 festivals throughout the month of March, the Ennis Players production of ‘The Loves of Cass Maguire’, directed by Allan Flynn, has qualified for both the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival and the Ulster Drama Festival.
The 2016 RTE All Ireland Drama Festival will take place from April 28th to May 6th, with a gala night on the 7th to announce the winners. The draw to determine what night each play will perform took place on Sunday, April 10th in the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone, and Ennis were drawn for Friday night i.e. Friday, 29th April, 2016.
The Ulster Drama Festival will take place in The Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey (just outside Belfast) from May 16th to 21st, 2016. The draw for this final has also taken place and Ennis Players will perform on the 19th May, 2016.
Wishing all involved with the production the very best of luck – break a leg!!!