Shannon and Tony Quinn to Play the Souris Show Hall and the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall at the BIS
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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.
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3. To promote friendship and unity among the Irish and their descendants.
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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.
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St. Patrick’s Week Play - I’m the One for You
by Jimmy Keary
The 2022 St. Patrick’s Week Play is well along in rehearsal and is called “I’m the One for You” by Jimmy Keary. It is, as is our tradition, a hilarious Irish comedy. It is written by the same playwright as the last two years of plays which were very well received.
The show must go on as we all need something to laugh about in these lingering times of Covid-19 uncertainty.
Play dates are March 17–19 (Thursday – Saturday) and March 22-24 ( Tuesday – Thursday) starting at 7:30 pm in the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall.
The play is being directed again by Paul Whelan. It features member Laurie Murphy as well as some of the actors from previous play years (Gordon Cobb, Bryan Carr, Shelley TamTom, Barb Rhodenizer).
Gerry O’Malley is a widower and farmer living alone. Dorrie Sinnott is a widow, who comes in to clean for him once a week. Dorrie fancies Gerry and has high hopes that wedding bells will ring for them both some day. But local bachelor farmer, Jack O’Dowd fancies Dorrie, having courted her some years previously before she was married. However, Dorrie has no time for Jack and dismisses his advances every chance she gets.
Then Gerry meets Ruth Hickey, a newly-arrived divorcee in the area, when she approaches him to hire his lorry for a forthcoming ICA event. There is an instant rapport between them.
Matters are further complicated by Gerry’s son-in-law, Hugo Carter, who helps in the theft of Gerry’s farm machinery to pay off his debts to some very unsavoury characters. As Dorrie’s advances become more amorous and Jack becomes more jealous, Gerry realises he will have to do something about the situation but his colour-blindness and some mixed-up invitations only make matters ten times worse.
Who will end up with the partner of their dreams?
The show starts at 7:30 each evening, but the hall will be open at 6:30 PM and with the bar open at 7 PM.
There will be fudge for sale before the show starts and during the intermission.
Tickets are $20.00 per person and are now available on Eventbrite.
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