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Easter 1917

'a hilarious new comedy'

Written and directed by Gerard O'Shea

17th - 21st April, 8pm

One year after the dramatic, but failed, Dublin Rising of 1916, the residents of the tiny Irish village of Kilfeckert take up arms once more against the British Army. The rebels occupy key buildings in the village and prepare to go to war to defend the new Republic they have declared. As they wait and ultimately go to war, leading figures from the literary revival have begun to dramatise their exploits for the stage, under the watchful eye of the parish priest. And watching all of this unfold is an embedded TV crew, filming a news documentary on the dramatic events.
Easter 1917 is a wild and hilarious ride through an alternative view of Irish history. A laugh-out-loud comedy featuring run-ins with cans of beans, attempted communications with the Kaiser’s Germany, makeshift weapons, rebel in-fighting, knowing in-jokes and all the drama, suspense and comedy of a David versus Goliath clash with a few surprising plot twists.
It is Irish history in all its glory and failure – political, military, religious, artistic, sporting – as you’ve never quite seen it before.

A large cast of new and familiar Moat Club actors bring to life the rebels and writers, poets and priests, hurlers and cricketers, soldiers and reporters that inhabit the crazy, comic world of Kilfeckert at Easter 1917.


In recent times Gerard O’Shea has directed ‘The Playboy of the Western World’, ‘The Seagull’ and ‘This Lime Tree Bower’ at the Moat Club. As a writer, his short play ‘Revolver’ appeared at the Moat in 2007, and ‘Skullduggery’ has been toured on three occasions by devise+conquer theatre company in 2010/11, including a two-week run at Bewleys Café Theatre.

 


A Life

Written by Hugh Leonard

directed by Pat Callaghan

June, 8pm

Those who loved Da will remember Drumm, young Charlie's employer. In A Life this intriguing character is at the end of his life and setting his emotional accounts in order. Two casts represent the young and the old Desmond Drumm, his simple and loving wife, and the one true love of his life, who rejected him for a lovable ne'er do well. Now near death and isolated from the world by his "high principles," Drumm comes to realize he has never given his life or the people in it, a chance. "Eloquent, literate, witty and touching."

 


 

 

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Easter Craft Fair

Following on from the very successful Christmas Craft & Food Fair run by The Moat Club it was decided to run an Easter Fair. This will take place in the auditorium on The Moat Theatre on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April from 10 am
Cakes * Jewellery (lots of!) * Knitwear * Bogoak Sculptures * Hand made soaps and candles * Photography * Antique collectables * Organic skin care * and much more!

Sat 7th & Sun 8th April from 10am

Moat Theatre, Naas. Admission: Free