Monday, January 26, 2009

The Playboy of the Western World (1982?)

Jeannie, me sister, came across 2 pages from the AVS's 1982 or 1983 year book, which she scanned and e-mailed to me. The 2 pages are a write-up of someone's experiences in the production of "The Playboy of the Western World", a play by J.M. Synge. I think the year was 1982 or 1983, the producer was Tony Breen, and the essay was written by Caroline Faulkner and Karen Stewart Girls 4B!

The full page is below, and here's a cropped version of the cast's photograph (click on it for a bigger size):
Back Row:
Conor Reid, James Lawne, Shane Gallagher, Pj Dunlevy, Mick Timony (Meself), Damien Cranwell, Paul Hone, Seamus Carr, & Anthony Rowley.
In the front row I can make out all the faces, nor remember all the names:
Cathy Kerrigan, Clare Boyle, Deborah Cranwell, Caroline Faulkner, Bernie O'Neill, Peggy Ward, & Karen Stewart.

And below is the first page, click on it for the full-sized version (it's a big image):

I'll post the 2nd page sometime in the future, and I'll talk some more about the play and what I remember. And if anyone has the 3rd and final pages it be great to get a copy.

What was the book called? Fear Feasa?

Update: Thanks to Damien for some more names!
Update 2: The rest of the article:
http://donegalfriends.blogspot.com/2009/09/playboy-of-western-world-part-2.html

9 comments:

Jeannie said...

I wonder if that's the right name. Oh and I dug out the pages again and as you can see the scanned photo had a corner bent down..well I investigated and found what's concealed under the turned down corner and it is the authors names.Caroline Faulkner and Karen Stewart Girls 4B.And now you have a name to go with the face on the far right front row..Karen Stewart.

Jeannie

Mick T. said...

Thanks Jeannie! I'll update the names ASAP!

taung said...

I could well be wrong but second from left on the front may be Edel Gallagher? And it was Debbie Cranwell, wasn't it?

Mick T. said...

Yup it's Deborah Cranwell, I just couldn't remember her last name. And her brother's name is Damien!

I'm not sure if 2nd from the left is Edel, I was in the play and I don't rem her being in it.

Damien Cranwell said...

Hey Mick,

The girl 2nd from the left is Clare Boyle and the girl second from the right is Peggy Ward.


Damien (Buzzy)

Mick T. said...

Thanks Damien! Sheesh how could I forget Clare and Peggy. I must be getting wile auld. ;)

Mick T. said...

Page 2 is here:

http://donegalfriends.blogspot.com/2009/09/playboy-of-western-world-part-2.html

gallagalla said...

Hey hey, happy days! Keep 'em coming Mick (and Jeanne). LOL Shane Gallagher

Mick T. said...

Cheers Shane! If you've any pics you'd like me to post send them on. You can message me on Facebook to get me address.

Mick