Kilquan invite: Meet your Maiden Aunt

    Mike Tunstead, John Kavanagh, Patrick Darcy, Leon Wolfe, Statia Murphy, Aine Darcy, Ann Tunstead, Betty Ryan, James Wilson

    THE highly respected Kilquan Players based in Coon bring another cracking comedy to the local stage to celebrate their 35 years of drama.

    The group was formed in 1993 and still includes the inimitable Patsy Darcy, a founder member and present President who features prominently in the coming show.

    The Maiden Aunt, written by Jimmy Keary, a three-act comedy will be on stage in Thomastown Community Hall on February 2 and 3 and in Coon on February 4, 9, 10 and 11.

    Tom Murphy and John Kavanagh

    The play is directed by experienced local amateur thespian, John Martin.

    Other plays performed by the talented Kilquan crew include I’m The One for You which was staged last year, Big Maggie, The Field and The Year of the Hiker, all penned by the brilliant Listowel playwright, the late John B. Keane.

    The Maiden Aunt runs for circa 90 minutes and tickets are on sale at the door at both venues. The message is to go along early as the Kilquans have a reputation for full houses. Admission is €10 and proceeds go to local charities.

    Kilquan plays are regarded as enjoyable community occasions and included in the tariff is a complimentary cuppa but there is no charge for the chat and banter.

    A cast of eight has been rehearsing for the latest play since the start of November.