ALAS, the fourth and final in Bottom Dog Theatre Company’s Four Plays for 2015 takes place on Sunday March 8 on No. 1 Pery Hotel at 8pm. In line with producer Liam O’Brien’s theme of #limerickandproud, the playwright in this instance is John Breen of Yew Tree Theatre Company and his knock-out hit, ‘Alone it Stands’. It borrows comedy from Limerick’s epic win over the All Blacks in 1978.
Malcolm Adams directs, he who did fine work in (last week’s) director Joan Sheehy’s interpretation of ‘The Colleen Bawn Trials’, then playing defence’s Daniel O’Connell in that new play.
For Sunday’s reading his cast includes Stephen Tadgh, Mikey O’Gorman, Eoin Sheedy, James Lillis, Aideen Wylde and Bottom Dog producer Liam O’Brien who suggests the following of this read work:
“The comedic gem, which has toured all over the country, to London’s West End and to places as far flung as Australia and New Zealand, depicts Munster’s historic victory against the All Blacks in 1978.
“A multitude of different stories interlinks to convey the hype and, indeed, nervousness running up to and during the big match. Stories of birth, tragedy and building bonfires prevail, as the play charts the personal stories of various characters and their whereabouts on the momentous day”.
In the play six actors play 62 roles including the Munster team, the New Zealanders playing on the All Blacks team, two coaches, the ref, the crowd, the press, a pregnant woman, several children, a dog and even the ball itself.
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