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Caravel string quartet to play at launch of Bailegangaire

POPULAR Clare-based musician Tamasine Plowman from the renowned Caravel String Quartet and Cork soprano, Alison Arnopp, will play at the launch of Likely Hailstones’ production of Bailegangaire in Brogan’s Bar this Thursday.
The production of Tom Murphy’s play will be staged in Cois na hAbhna, Ennis from August 19-21.
Bailegangaire is a haunting account of frustrated lives half-lived and unresolved tensions between a senile grandmother, Mommo and her two granddaughters, Dolly and Mary.
“This is a dark reflection on lost dreams, where what was once hoped for is beginning to slip away through disconnection, desperation and a fading reality. Mommo’s rambling tale of a laughing contest from long ago is the loose thread on which Dolly and Mary must take a grip if anyone is to achieve the catharsis that could set them free,” a spokesman for the production company Likely Hailstones said.
The production is supported by the Clare Arts Office and is being run in association with Quin Players’ Drama Group.
Mommo is played by Bernardine Maloney, who has a diploma in theatre studies from NUI Maynooth and has worked with the Tullamore Players. Mary is played by Laura Griseto, a psychology graduate from UCC and TCD. She was the winner of the Nancy Wallace Bursary in 2003 and won the award for Best Actress at the Irish Student Drama Association Festival in 2008.
Dolly is played by local actress Oonagh McCarthy of Quin Players, who recently impressed audiences with her performance as Widow Quinn in The Playboy of the Western World, while the artistic director is Katie O’Farrell, who also worked as producer on the Quin Players production.
Tickets can be booked on 065 6824276.

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