The Communication Cord

  • date Sunday, 8 March, 2015
  • group Seumas O'Kelly Players, Loughrea
  • author Brian Friel
  • category Confined
  • age suitable for children

Brian Friel’s farce is set in a remote thatched cottage in Donegal which has been converted into a weekend retreat for the urban elite.  Jack loans this cottage to his friend Tim, a shy linguistics lecturer, for one hour so that he may impress his girlfriend’s father, a domineering senator, in order to secure tenure in a Dublin university. However, not everything goes according to plan resulting in complications, cover-ups and confusion which is constantly hilarious.

Seumas O'Kelly Players, Loughrea

Following the success of a production of The Weaver’s Grave by Seumas O’Kelly in a local literary festival, a core group, led by Director/Producer Seamus Broderick, decided to from a group and produce a play annually. In the latter years, the group has produced three one-acts in October, together with a three-act in spring. Last year, the group travelled to the West Limerick Drama Festival with The Playboy of the Western World and met with great success. Over the years the group has produced plays by Behan, Keane, Ray Cooney, Friel, Murphy as well as plays by local playwrights, the most popular being A Woman For Mike by our first Director Seamus Broderick.