Parke Drama Group’s Irish premier performance of the 3-act comedy,”Drinking Habits”, takes place on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23rd and 24th, in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar.
The past few months have been an exciting time for Parke Drame Group who are unable to stage their annual drama production in the local community centre this year because it is undergoing renovations at the moment.
The upshot was that the group found itself with no venue for its 2014 production.
However, under Director Michael Rice, they decided to throw itself into rehearsal to be ready whenever work would be completed.
So it was a fabulous twist of fate that Parke Drama Group’s premier performance of “Drinking Habits” was at the kind invitation of the Luton Irish Forum festival in Luton St. Patrick’s weekend 2014.
The Group would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Luton Irish Chairperson Frank Horan during their visit and naturally with a name like Horan, his family hails from Mayo.
A laugh-a-minute drama
This production of “Drinking Habits” is pure comedic entertainment not to be missed.
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing Convent have been secretly making wine to keep the Convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail.
They go undercover as a nun and a priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the Convent and reconnect with lost loves.
Advanced booking is advised due to interest in this production and limited tickets at door.
The cast: Pauline Barrett as Mother Superior, Seamus Beirne as Paul, Fiona Campbell as Sister Augusta, Emily Connor as Sally, Karen Conway as Sister Mary Catherine, John Daly as George, Maria Jordan as Sister Philomena, Richard Wynne as Father Chenille.