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Local talent in Mass Appeal at An Grianán Theatre

Eoghan McBride and John Ruddy performing in Mass Appeal which is on on Saturday night 10th & 17th august in An Grianan Theatre. Photo: Alan McLaughlin

Eoghan McBride and John Ruddy performing in Mass Appeal which is on on Saturday night 10th & 17th august in An Grianan Theatre. Photo: Alan McLaughlin

AN GRIANAN Theatre in Letterkenny presents Bill C Davis’ clerical comedy Mass Appeal featuring top local talent from the amateur drama scene. Directed by Sean McCormack, the play reunites The 39 Steps’ Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride and John Ruddy. Eoghan stars as Father Tim Farley, highly popular with his parishioners due to his charm, wit, easy-going manner and entertaining but unchallenging sermons.

One Sunday, seminarian Mark Dolson (John Ruddy) interrupts Father Farley’s sermon to challenge his stance on the ordination of women. The pastor is both outraged and intrigued by the young man, and asks to have him assigned to work with him. Each man has something to teach the other about how to perform his priestly duties.

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Winner of a New York Outer Critics Circle award for Best Play, it tells a story of friendship and courage with one person saying what he believes people need to hear and the other saying only what people want to hear. A hit on Broadway, it was made into an award winning film starring Jack Lemmon. Mass Appeal continues this Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, August 17 August at 8pm and tickets cost €12 (€10 concession).

The box office will be open for bookings from 6pm on Saturday. An Grianán Theatre’s summer opening hours are now in effect and box office opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm, closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. For further information see www.angrianan.com or call the box office on 074 912 0777.

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