- date Wednesday, 11 March, 2015
- group Ennis Players
- author Marina Carr
- category Open
- age adults only
A moving story of four generations of women in one family in the midlands. Centred on the figure of The Mai, a forty-year-old woman, struggling to save her marriage and the happiness of herself and her three children, the play explores how history repeats itself – no matter how tragic the results
Ennis Players are an amateur theatre group based in Co. Clare who have been competing on both the 1-Act & Full Length festival circuits since the mid-1980s and won their first Confined All-Ireland in 1995, with Alan Ayckbourn’s Round and Round the Garden. In the 2001/2002 season Ennis Players had the distinction of being the holders of two All-Ireland trophies, for their productions of James McLure’s 1-Act play ‘Lone Star’ & Martin McDonagh’s full-length play ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’. Ennis has had a Theatre Group since the 1940s but the current Group has been in existence since the 1970s and have enjoyed considerable success with their productions at local, national and international level.
In 2010, Ennis Players qualified for their first All-Ireland Full Length Open final with their production of JM Synge’s masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World and were placed third.