The Matchmaker, based on the novella ‘Letters of a County Matchmaker’ by John B Keane, is preparing for its two-night run at Dunamaise Arts Centre on September 25/26.
The play follows the efforts of Jon B’ Keanes’ favourite characters Dicky Mick Dicky O’ Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses ‘The Matchmaker’ as an exploration of rural loneliness. Aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life, and only then begin to look for companionship and love, once their duties as minder of aging parents are concluded or they finally inherit.
This wonderful production stars television favourites, Mary McEvoy known as ‘Biddy’ in Glenroe and Irish actor and comedian Jon Kenny, who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt. Kenny is best known outside Ireland for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.
See www.dunamaise.ie for booking or call the box office on 057 8663355.