Roscommon Drama Group are delighted to present their brand new production of the hilarious social farce ‘Bookworms’ by Bernard Farrell, running from Thursday, April 28th, to Saturday, April 30th, at Roscommon Arts Centre.
This fast-paced and witty comedy of manners shines a spotlight on the upwardly mobile post-recession as they desperately try to cling to the veneer of Celtic tiger ‘notions’. Set amidst the backdrop of a suburban book club, the audience is transported into the world of this formerly well-heeled group, where the characters’ lives spill over into their opinions of the books.
When host Anne (Bernie Maher) opens up the all-female book club to include other halves, the mood shifts; suspicions are roused and secrets must be kept at all costs. Events unfold and bubble under, with the ever-present sense that at some point, all hell might just break loose – which, of course, it does!
School teacher Jennifer (Bernadette Stapleton) is determined to maintain her position as book club top dog. Anne’s bankrupt builder husband Larry (Aidan Flanagan) is more interested in sorting out unfinished business with Jennifer’s banker husband Robert (Steve Gregory) than in Virginia Woolfe or Harper Lee. Larry’s unstable jailbird brother Vincent (John Mitchell) and daughter Aisling (Molly Mee) add further fuel to the fire. And final book club member Dorothy (Maggie Larkin) brings a layer of death-obsessed quirkiness. It all adds up to an evening of hilarious and frothy mayhem!
Directed by Con Connolly, with additional backstage support from group members, this is one Roscommon Drama Group production you won’t want to miss!
To book, contact Roscommon Arts Centre on 090-6625824 or visit roscommonartscentre.ie. Tickets cost €14/€12.