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Buried Child

Thursday March 15th
Phoenix Players, Tubbercurry Co. Sligo (Confined)
“Buried Child” by Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child takes place in an old farm house somewhere in Illinois. The play depicts the fragmentation of the American nuclear family in a context of disappointment and disillusionment with the American dream, the 1970 rural economic slowdown and the breakdown of traditional family structures and values. The character of Shelly is used to show the audience what the ideal family should be. Her disgust with what she expects and what is actually reality helps to show the audience what the American dream should be.

 

Cast

Dodge…………………………………………………        Pat Feeley

Halie …………………………………………………         Mary Walsh

Tilden …………………………………………………       Francis Brennan

Bradley…………………………………………………     Kieran Brennan

Shelly …………………………………………………       Claire McLoughlin

Vince …………………………………………………        Shane Loftus

Father Dewis ……………………………………….         Eamonn Gallagher

 

Crew

Set Design & Construction ................................     Peter Molloy, Padraic Neary, John James Maye,

Lighting   .........................................................     Catriona Coleman

Sound and Sound Design .................................     Eoin Gallagher, Fionn Feeley, Martin Lynch

Stage Manager ................................................     Caoimhe Gallagher

Stage Crew ......................................................      Jimmy Coleman, Mark Dunne, Fionn Feeley

Continuity ......................................................      Mary Barry, Joan Gallagher

Costumes ........................................................      Grainne Brennan, Eileen Davey, Ursula Brennan

History of the Group


The Phoenix Players are one of the oldest drama groups in the Country having treaded the boards since 1945. While they do a lot of Community Theatre, they are regulars on the festival circuit and have qualified regularly for the All Ireland Finals.

Director

Peter Davey