February 28th | Jon Kenny in ‘CROWMAN’

Actor and comedian Jon Kenny (pictured right), bring’s Katie Holly’s hit play ‘Crowman’ to The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth on Thursday night, February 28 at 8pm.

‘Crowman’ is a dark comedy centred around one man, driven to despair by isolation, prompted by the death of a woman with whom he went to school with.

The author of ‘Crowman’ Katie Holly, has many family connections in the Fermoy area – her mother Catherine being one of the well known Bowes family there. This one-man show started life at the Cork Mid-Summer Festival 2018 before moving to a limited number of venues around the country where it was very well received.

Tickets €20 are now on sale from the usual Arts Centre outlets – The Avondhu offices in Fermoy (025-32227) and Mitchelstown (025-24451), Cotter’s Bar, Kilworth (025-43615 after 5pm) and from 087-6492514.

February 16th | Philadelphia, Here I Come

One of Brian Friel’s prized plays ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’ (and I can say, this writer’s favourite play), is being staged in The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth by Brideview Drama on this Saturday night (16th) at 8pm sharp.

The play follows a day in the life of Gareth O’Donnell who is heading off to Philadelphia the following morning.  A story of heartbreak, emigration, hopes, dreams, youth and old age, ‘Philadelphia’ is a story relatable to many. 

‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’ is set in the 1960s, an era where feelings are kept under lock and key, where communication between father and son is practically non existent. The American Dream swirls in every young person’s head and we see Gar O’Donnell on his last night at home befor he leaves for Philadelphia.

The stellar cast includes Sean Ahern, Kris Cowming, John Stack, Helen Aherne, Gráinne Barry, Liam Roche, Gavin Hallahan, Emma Walsh, Ted O’Brien, Conor Goulding, John Cullinane and Eoghan Hennessy led by the directing duo of Jack Aherne and Tomas Roche.

Following on from last year’s success with ‘Stolen Child’, Brideview Drama will contest 8 competitions around the country throughout the month of March on the festival circuit. 

Please note – starts 8pm sharp, tickets €12.

February 7th | ‘Hedy – The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr’

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented Frequency Hopping and Spread Spectrum Technology that make the world of wireless communication tick.

‘Hedy – The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr’ is a
true story of Hollywood glamour icon and scientific genius. From Austria to
Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in
your pocket, she was there! 

Written and performed by Heather Massie, it has been
described as ‘captivating; by The Huffington Post, ‘fascinating’ by The Belfast
Times and ‘highly entertaining’ by Splash Magazine.

In performing this highly acclaimed piece, Heather
Massie says that in doing so, her mission is to inspire audiences to
find ways each day to make the world a better place, to encourage young women
in endeavours of science and technology and to establish Hedy Lamarr as a
role model for intelligence and ingenuity.

‘Hedy – The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr’ comes to The
Village Arts Centre on Thursday, February 7.

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