We are delighted to announce that Declan Hassett’s acclaimed play, “Sisters” is to be staged in St. Declan’s Hall, Ardmore on Monday, 23rd July @ 8pm, as one of this year’s Pattern Festival Warm-Up events.
Author and playwright Declan Hassett is a long-time visitor to Ardmore and we are delighted that he has chosen to bring his play to the stage here in West Waterford. This is indeed poignant, as the play was originally created for the late actress Anna Manahan, who was herself a Waterford native and a friend of the playwright’s.
“Sisters” received its world premiere at the Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork in 2005, starring Anna Manahan and directed by Michael Scott. It subsequently transferred to the Edinburgh Festival and to New York, selling out and gaining Manahan a Tony nomination in New York in 2006. Due to popular demand, it was re-staged in the Everyman Palace again in the summer of 2011.
“Sisters” is the story of two sisters, Martha and Mary, who are searching for love in the rural Ireland of the 1950’s. This is a story of heartbreaking frustration, betrayal and blazing emotions – one who cannot forgive, the other who cannot forget. This staging of the play is directed by Michael Twomey and stars Gerry McLoughlin, playing the dual parts of Martha and Mary.
Tickets for this One Night Only performance of “Sisters” in St. Declan’s Hall, Ardmore on Monday, 23rd July 2012 @ 8pm, cost just €10 and all proceeds go to the local conference of St. Vincent de Paul.
Booking is essential and can be done by contacting (087) 1427 818.
Reviews for “Sisters”:
“As a showpiece it’s stellar; as a drama it’s stunning” Variety Magazine
“Declan Hassett’s village of Knockaree is not so terribly far from Martin McDonagh’s Leenane” New York Sun