“The Maiden Aunt”
A comedy in 3 acts by playwright Jimmy Keary of County Westmeath, Ireland. Directed for the 5th year by Paul Whelan.
Mary and Dan Murphy are expected to look after Mary’s Aunt Gertie O’Grady when she comes out of Hospital. Neither of them is particularly fond of Grouchy Gertie but they are interested in being remembered in her will. When they are worried that she might expire without a will, they concoct a scheme to make sure they are included, which involves reluctant farmhand Francie Gilhooley. In the interim, their musician son John Paul hatches a scheme to make some quick money with a Full Monty show. The results are hilarious.
The playdates this year are:
Thursday – Saturday - March 23, 24, 25 and
Tuesday – Thursday March 28,29,30.
Tickets are again $20.00 and can be purchased on Eventbrite at
Society objectives have remained consistent, with perhaps changing emphasis, since its founding in 1825. They are:
1. To preserve and promote Irish history, culture, and heritage and, in particular, its Gaelic, Celtic traditions.
2. To carry out acts of charity and benevolence.
3. To promote friendship and unity among the Irish and their descendants.
The Benevolent Irish Society is one of the oldest organizations in Prince Edward Island. Established in 1825 the Society was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature in 1882 .
Originally established to meet the needs of Irish immigrants and the poor of all denominations, today the Society places increasing emphasis on preserving and promoting Irish history, culture, and heritage, and in particular its Gaelic, Celtic traditions.
Check out our Friday night Ceilidhs, Irish Heritage Lecture Series, “Ceol Agus Cairde – Music and Friends” Winter Concert Series, and other events. There’s always something happening at the BIS Irish Hall!
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