NOBODY'S TALKING TO ME
By Tommy Marren
Directed by Harvey Levkoe
Produced by Susan McQueen
This audience-pleasing comedy has played in theatres across Ireland since 2017. Set in 1968 in rural Ireland, it's the eve of the 40th wedding anniversary of Maggie and Mattie Conway who haven't spoke a single word to each other in 10 years. Disaster strikes when the local parish priest Father O'Toole decides to surprise them by renewing their marriage vows. All hell breaks loose as a rollercoaster ride follows.
MAGGIE CONWAY - Catherine Lenihan
MATTIE CONWAY - Dermot Walsh
ANDY WALSH - Chris Irving
KATHLEEN O'DOWD - Lindsay Woodford
MINNIE CONWAY - Donna O'Regan
FATHER O'TOOLE - Daryn Dewalt
JOSEPHINE CONWAY - Elaine O'Neal
LUKE MURPHY - Scott Moore
PLEASE NOTE: Toronto Irish Players (TIP) is a non-profit, non-equity community theatre group. We do not pay actors for performances nor do we cast ACTRA/Equity members. If cast, we require that you join our group.
Membership fees of $20 are due at the first rehearsal.
Our Second Play of the season is -
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
Auditions for this play will be announced soon.
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.