Big Maggie

  • date Tuesday, 13 March, 2018
  • group Corofin Dramatic Society
  • author John B. Keane
  • category Open
  • age suitable for children

Set in 1960’s rural Ireland, Big Maggie is a compelling portrait of a woman who is determined to create a better life for herself and her children following the death of her husband.  However, problems arise when her vision of the future begins to sit with increasing discomfort on the shoulders of her offspring.

Corofin Dramatic Society

Corofin Dramatic Society has a long, proud theatrical history.  Founded in 1950, they strive to continually improve their dramatic standards.  A major milestone occurred in 2008 when they won the Confined All Ireland Finals with their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane.  A long time ambition was achieved in 2012 when they tread the boards of the Dean Crowe stage in Athlone with The Subject was Roses by Frank D Gilroy.  They were placed 3rd that year (no mean achievement for their first appearance).  They have qualified for Athlone on three occasions since: most recently in 2017 with their production of The Cripple of Inishmaan.  They have also been active participants on the One Act circuit down through the years, winning the One Act Confined All Ireland Finals in 1993 and 2012.