Category - Theatre Date - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:00 pm
DATE: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
THE SIX MARYS
A one woman show written and performed by Jean Farrell.
Following rave reviews by The Irish Times, The Ryan Tubridy radio show and after a recent appearance on TV3’s Ireland AM – Jean Farrell is back on her tour of Ireland with her acclaimed one-woman comedy piece – “The Six Mary’s”. The play will be performed at Westport Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday, September 13th at 8pm.
As narrator, Jean reads from diaries, spanning six decades. These follow the lives of herself and her friends Mary Black, Mary Brown, Mary Green, Mary White, Mary Grey and Mary Golden, right up to the present day. Mary Grey is grey, dull and boring. Mary Golden is golden, cracked and wild. She was the girl we all wished we had to courage to be. The other four Marys are ordinary, like most of us.
From the 1950s diaries Jean tells about the comics and catechism we read, as we waited for the stork to come to their houses – again and again and again. She talks about the nuns, the procession, gym slips and much more. In the diaries from the 1960s our search for Mr. Wonderful, at hops, brings great hope to our lonely hearts. Our expectations were ridiculous!
In the 1970s, failing to meet Mr. Wonderful, we settle for Mr. Ordinary and begin married life.
Throughout the following decades the friends meet regularly. The Marys discuss the true realities of married life, rearing babies, children, teenagers and then life when all have left home.
Eventually the six Marys realise that you make your own dreams come true. The theme is universal. This journey of self-discovery is interspersed with well-known hit songs from the various eras, sung by Catherine Gallagher.
THE SIX MARYS is very very funny, yet, poignant. Audiences laugh the whole way through because they can relate so well to all the situations mentioned.