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The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker

09 March 2023

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THE MATCHMAKER based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker”
by JOHN B. KEANE one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, will star
Mary McEvoy best known for her role as Biddie in the long running RTE
series GLENROE and Irish Actor and comedian Jon Kenny who was part of
the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables. Kenny is also best known outside
Ireland for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. Together they
play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic

The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor
to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of
people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world
uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness. Aware that
generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in
life, and only then began to look for companionship and love, once their
duties as minder of aging parents were concluded or they had finally
inherited, or were the left over brother or sister.

Using his
inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit,
Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this
collection of lonely county people and creates a marvelously colorful
world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far
between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.

Performance Running Times:

Act 1 55 minutes

Interval 20 minutes

Act 2 50 minutes

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9 March 2023
8:00 pm
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