Second Honeymoon

The Clan na Gael Playets are pleased to announce the cast for their fall production,
SECOND HONEYMOON, by Sam Cree. A lively, full of laughs, comedy to Welcome our audiences back!

The cast in order of appearance. David Pirrie, Julia Wolfe, Sara Kelly, Eileen Fickes, Byrne White, Bettie Guggenheim, Steve Bennett, Erin Williams, David Logalbo, Pat Lane, and Peter Haines.

(If space allows, please include the synopsis of the action from last months newsletter. Please also include us on the calendar. Thanx!)

We are pleased to announce an additional perfomance, on Wednesday, November 16th, too our Final Dress Rehearsal. Two guests for $15.00. Singles are $10.00 each. A personal insiders glimpse of the last minute pulling together of the show!

Due to Covid restrictions, at all our local theatres, we too, are requiring proof of Covid Vacinations before entering the theatre space. This will protect our actors and crew and our audiences. Please be prepared for last minute mask changes as updates are fluid.

Reservations, $15.00 pp can be made with Nancy at: 203-377-1070. Calls will be returned in the order received.

Please leave your Name. Phone Number. Date of Reservation. Number of Reservations. Email Address.

Clan na Gael is looking forward to welcoming you and leaving you laughing!

INTERMISSION IS OVER!! 

The fall play has been chosen! A Laugh filled Comedy!  Sam Crees, “Second Honeymoon”
Director: Peg O’Leary
Auditions are scheduled! 
Saturday September 25th 1:00 – 3:30
Sunday September 26th 1:00-3:30
 
Production Dates!
November 18,19 20 @ 8:00 Nov. 21@ 2:30
Required are:
6 Males    Age Range 20’s – 60’s
6 Females  Age Range 20’s – 80’s
The action takes place in a summer rooming house lounge.
The cast includes:
A fussy, strict, stingy landlady;  a young love searching maid;  a henpecked husband and his wife; a young honeymoon couple;  an older couple returning to where they spent their honeymoon; an old boyfriend of one of the wives; an older woman who has claimed the most food, and comfortable chair; a colorful effeminate man. All contributing to the ying and yang of conflicting options, bossiness, hunger, and a bathing beauty contest! Culminating in laughter!
Rehearsals will begin October 5th at 7:00pm
and continue each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00pm.
There will be occasional Saturday or Sunday rehearsals based on availability of cast and space. Not all cast members will be required at all rehearsals.
Tech week begins Nov. 13 time TBA. All Cast are Required at Tech rehearsals.
Please come with all conflicts to list on your audition sheets.
Please spread the word. Clan na Gael is warm and open to all. No Experience Necessary! Experience Welcome!
For more information contact : opeggyo812@gmail.com 

Clan na Gael is Back!

Under the direction of Mathew Apgar, a Staged Reading of The Walworth Farce was held in early May. Mat and the cast did a fantastic job ‘turning the lights back on’ our stage and we’d like to thank all who attended!

CnG along with Feile, Inc. organized the return of Liz McNicholl’s Childrens’ Interactive Workshop, on Sunday May 30th. This free outdoor event was brought inside due to weather, but we made our rainy day one of music, sing-a-longs, instrument playing, dancing and laughter. Liz even had the kids counting in Irish as well as saying a few phrases – great fun for both kids and adults!

Jillian Polmin is currently running a six-week Actors Workshop for Middle and High School Students which concludes on July 14. For more information contact: jplomin@gmail.com

The CnG board, welcomes three new members, John Moran, Sue O’Hara and Griffin Reidy who along with the rest of the board, have been busy reading scripts for our fall play. And we are now very pleased to announce GnC’s fall production is Second Honeymoon, a rib-tickling comedy by Sam Cree and directed by Peg O’Leary. We urge every-one to come laugh with us as we take back the stage on November 18, 19, 20 & 21.

CnG is an open and welcoming group! If you’d like to get involved as an actor, producer, director, or in any other aspect of the creative team – who help put a production together – please get in touch with us. We love getting new people involved! No Experience Necessary! opeggyo812@gmail.com.

Clan na Gael News

Second Honeymoon

The Clan na Gael Playets are pleased to announce the cast for their fall production, SECOND HONEYMOON, by Sam Cree. A lively, full of laughs, comedy to Welcome our audiences back! The cast in order of appearance. David Pirrie, Julia Wolfe, Sara Kelly, Eileen Fickes, Byrne White, Bettie Guggenheim, Steve Bennett, Erin Williams, David Logalbo, […]

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INTERMISSION IS OVER!! 

The fall play has been chosen! A Laugh filled Comedy!  Sam Crees, “Second Honeymoon” Director: Peg O’Leary Auditions are scheduled!  Saturday September 25th 1:00 – 3:30 Sunday September 26th 1:00-3:30   Production Dates! November 18,19 20 @ 8:00 Nov. 21@ 2:30 Required are: 6 Males    Age Range 20’s – 60’s 6 Females  Age Range 20’s […]

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Clan na Gael is Back!

Under the direction of Mathew Apgar, a Staged Reading of The Walworth Farce was held in early May. Mat and the cast did a fantastic job ‘turning the lights back on’ our stage and we’d like to thank all who attended! CnG along with Feile, Inc. organized the return of Liz McNicholl’s Childrens’ Interactive Workshop, […]

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Auditions for Clan na Gael’s Fall Production

Auditions for WHACKED an Adult comedy will be held Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday 23rd from 1:00-3:30. Needed are: 5 men and 3 women age range 20’s to 65. Production dates are November 15, 16, 17 & 18. Auditions are open to all. No experience necessary. For more information contact the director guggenheimk@gmail.com

Clan na Gael SPRING 2018 PRODUCTION

THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY
APRIL 5TH, 6TH, & 7TH @ 8PM AND
SUNDAY APRIL 8TH @ 2:30PM
Cabaret seating, bring your eatables. Drinks available at the bar. For Reservations call Bette at: 203-767-0117. Or email her at: betteleary@gmail.com.

Clan na Gael is in it’s 31st year and continues to present plays by or about the Irish. Thank you for your support and hope you enjoy our productions as much as we enjoy presenting them to you!

Clan na Gael 8TH ANNUAL ONE ACT PLAY-WRITING CONTEST

8TH ANNUAL ONE ACT PLAYWRITING CONTEST
The Clan Na Gael Players are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual One Act Playwriting Contest will commence March 15th and run thru August 15th 2018. Please email Naoneil@charter.net for the 2018 Contest Instructions and Official Submission Form. Please contact Nancy O’Neil at (203) 377-1070 with any contest questions.

Clan na Gael auditions

Spring Auditions are on Saturday Feb. 24 from 1:00-3:30 and Sunday Feb. 25 from 5:30-7:30. Additional information see flyer on green table in GAC lobby or email opeggyo812@gmail. All auditions are open. No Experience Necessary. Those interested in a staff position come by and sign up.

7TH ONE ACT PLAYWRIGHT CONTEST


The Clan Na Gael Players are please to announce the winners of the 7th One Act Playwright Contest. The winning plays are:

• Tour de eclipse by Rose Leahy
• Michael’s Wedding by Alison Flannery
• Egg, scrambled by Rob Rooney

The winning plays will be read on Sunday, Oct 15th from 2 to 4pm in the Carolan Room. The Reading is free and everyone is welcome to come spend a entertaining afternoon with us. There will be an opportunity at the end of the Reading for the audience to discuss the writing and performance process with the playwrights, actors and directors. Refreshments will be served.

It’s A Wonderful Life
BY TOM LANDRY
November 16-18 @ 8pm & 19 @ 2:30pm

Step back in time with us, to Radio Station WBFR on Christmas Eve during the war years of the 1940’s. Where cast, crew and audience are prepped for the live broadcast. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, the well loved Christmas show, features more than twenty roles filled by men women and children of all ages.
Reservations: betteleary@gmail.com | 203-767-0117

At each performance our audiences are invited to share a champagne toast and cake with us in celebration of our 30th Anniversary!

Clan na Gael Celebrates 30 years of presenting plays by or about the Irish. We continue in our fine tradition by offering these upcoming programs:
• 2017 One Act Playwriting Contest ~ Accepting submission until August 15;
• Free 4-Week Summer Workshop ~ July 25th;
• Auditions for Fall Production ~ Sept 30th & Oct 1st.

Over the years we’ve improved our craft both on and behind the stage. Hundreds of kids and adults have been involved in the fun and excitement of “putting on a show”. Each production brings forth new actors and production staff. Each performance brings the afterglow of satisfaction that comes from being a part of the CnG team.

You are warmly invited to come Play with us! We are an open and welcoming group, are we love getting new people involved.

F​REE 4 week Summer Workshop!

​Led by one of the experienced director/actor/improv staff: Bettie Guggenheim, Barry Halprin or Eamon Speer. The sessions meet on Tuesdays beginning July 25 from 7:30-9:30pm and will cover Improv, Scene Study, Developing Believable Characters​ and more.

2017 One Act Playwriting Contest

The Clan na Gael is excited to once again sponsor its One Act Playwright Contest beginning March 15th, 2017 and running through August 15th, 2017. The purpose of the contest is to support and encourage emerging playwrights and to provide a stage for scripts that might not otherwise find one. Playwrights of all ages are encouraged to enter.

7th Annual Clan na Gael Playwright Contest

For more information contact: Nancy O’Neil at (203) 377-1070 or Naoneil@charter.net.

 

 

Clan na Gael’s Fall Production

Open Auditions for Clan na Gael’s Fall Production of It’s A Wonderful Life” By Tom Landry are Sept. 30 from 1:00 -3:30pm and Oct. 1 from 1:00 – 3:30pm. No experience necessary. Actors and staff will be needed. Large cast, including children. Show Dates are: November 16,  17, 18 & 19.

We are fun! Come play with us!  For further information contact: opeggyo812@gmail.com

History

The Clan na Gael Players had a humble beginning in 1987. Cardboard sets, lights in tin cans, folks dragged in from the bar to play a part! Ahh, but the audience enthusiasm towards this raggle-taggle group—that’s what made the Clan na Gael Players!

In addition to performing live theatre at the Gaelic-American Club, Clan na Gael has gone on the road to perform elsewhere – civic groups, fundraisers, pubs, schools and libraries. We have toured plays in Ireland twice, in Counties Kerry and Clare, in 2009 and 2016.

From the pens of such well-known playwrights as O’Casey, Gregory, and Keane have come several CnG productions. Equally, we point with pride to the premier productions where we have been privileged to work with playwrights in the creation of their work. Comedy, drama, music, song, dance, well-known and unknown, are all parts of Clan na Gael.

To all, thank you for supporting Clan na Gael! We look forward to continuing our stated purpose of presenting plays by or about the Irish. We hope you will continue to enjoy them as much as we enjoy presenting them to you. Break-a-Leg!

For more information, please contact Peggy O’Leary at opeggy0@gmail.com.