Performance Dates: 23rd February – 2nd March 2018
Directed By: Chrissie Killian
The disconnection of the old manual telephone exchange in a rural post office in West Clare triggers a cascade of emotional recollections for postmaster Jim and his invalid wife Katherine. Former amateur ballroom dancers, the couple struggle to reconcile the past and the present, as echoes of their relationships with their three children resurface.
The charismatic Pat Canty, unforgettable in the Little Theatre’s production of John B. Keane’s The Chastitute, takes on the part of postmaster Jim Dooley while the challenging role of his wife Katherine is sensitively portrayed by Michelle O’Brien, familiar to many from Moate and Mount Temple productions.
Ronan Flynn, equally memorable in The Lying Kind as a bumbling policeman, takes on the very different role of Francis, the Dooleys’ son. Their elder daughter Ger is ably played by Fiona Bracken and their younger daughter Nora, by the fresh-faced talent of Emma Cooke. As the story evolves, all three effect a seamless transformation into their childhood selves.