Current Production

ANNOUNCEMENT
TORONTO IRISH PLAYERS  2019/2020

The regular season at the Alumnae Theatre will consist of:

Nobody's Talking to Me by Tommy Marren 
a character comedy that will be a real crowd-pleaser
October 17 to November 2, 2019
Cast: 6 Women, 4 Men

It's the eve of Maggie and Mattie Conway's 50th wedding anniversary, something that should be celebrated - except that they have not spoken to each other for the last ten years! As preparations for a big party are set in motion, family strife and the underlying humour become contagious.

Many Young Men of Twenty by J.B. Keane 
a classic of Irish theatre, combining drama and comedy in a story of immigration, with music 
February 13 to 29, 2020
Cast: 5 Women, 10 Men (with doubling)

It's 1960 and young Irish men and women are leaving the country in droves, bound for England and
the hope of jobs and money to send home.  Peg sees them leaving from Hannigans' pub, not able
to leave herself, because she has a small son to take care of.  The perennial conflict of emigration,
the difficulty in leaving the land you call home, the seeming impossibility of staying,
plays out in this blend of comedy, drama and music

We hope to have a third production to be held off-site in the summer of 2020 featuring two one-act plays by W.B. Yeats, On Baile's Strand and Kathleen Ni Houlihan, the first play that TIP ever presented
back in 1975, the two plays will be framed by selections of Yeats' poetry.

We are now seeking Directors for both plays. If you are interested contact us at auditions@torontoirishplayers.com
by May 26, 2019.

Soft copies of scripts can be provided at any point.  Pitches will
be required; interviews to be held in the first week of June.

Toronto Irish Players are a community theatre company and this is a
volunteer position, with no honorarium