first_imgJOHN B Keane’s poignant and funny ‘Many Young Men of Twenty’ will be staged at the Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, for three nights next week – Tuesday 25th to Thursday, October 27th.Set in the 1950s, the play is an exploration of the many sad and tragic aspects of enforced emigration, a scourge of Irish life for much of the 20th century.It is set in the back room of a public house, the natural home of impromptu song – and there are many songs and great moments of theatre in the production. Colourful characters, language and humour also abound in what many consider as one of Keane’s finest. Directed by Susan Doherty of the Butt Drama Circle, this play is as topical now as it was when it was written. For almost half a century, the Butt Drama Circle has been one of the finest and long standing groups in the county and have been performing plays to the highest standard, winning many awards along the way. There is no doubt that their latest production will also be a triumph.Tickets are priced at €12/€10, and the show starts at 8pm each night. For more information and bookings, contact the Balor Arts Centre on 07491 31840 or log on to www.balorartscentre.comThe full cast is: Mickey McMahon (Tom Hannigan); Mary Laverty (Seelie Hannigan); Daireen Laverty (Peg Finnerty); Seamus McCrudden (Danger Mulally); Eddie Mulligan (Daheen Timineen Din); Rosaleen McGonagle (Maynan); Niall McGonagle (Kevin); Anthony Redmond (Dinny); Marc McCloskey (Maurice Brown); Bernie Thompson (Dot) and Tracey Faulkner (Kitty Curley).Musicians are Bernard Kelly, Brian Duffy, Troy Devaney and Billy Patton. Get your tickets for John B Keane’s ‘Many Young Men of Twenty’ was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more