Beyond the Brooklyn Sky

  • date Sunday, 15 March, 2015
  • group Thurles Drama Group
  • author Michael Hilliard Mulcahy
  • category Open
  • age suitable for children

Beyond the Brooklyn Sky is the story of five forty-something friends who left the small fishing village of Brandon in Co Kerry in the 1980’s in pursuit of their dreams in the States. It is now 2013, twenty yrs. later and they are reunited in what was their local village dancehall to celebrate Jack’s single-handed journey in a small plane across the Atlantic. Their past and present lives converge in this dance hall where they had their first kiss. Like many Irish people, of that time they have discovered that dreams don’t always come true.

Thurles Drama Group

Thurles Drama Group has been competing on the festival circuit since 1987. They have reached the All- Ireland finals in Athlone on eight occasions since winning the Confined All-Ireland in 1988 : Prisoner of Second Avenue : Neil Simon (1988), Dancing at Lughnasa : Brian Friel (1996), Someone to Watch Over Me : Frank Mc Guinness (1997), Faith Healer : Brian Friel (1998), The Enemy Within : Brian Friel (2003), The Seafarer : Conor Mc Pherson (2012), All My Sons : Arthur Miller (2013), A View from the Bridge: Arthur Miller (2014). As well as a festival production the group presents an Autumn play in November and a soiree of theatre pieces in May at the Source Arts Centre in Thurles.

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SPONSORED BY: Williams, Kilkee