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50 Years of

Sligo Drama Circle

50th Anniversary Production

Sligo Drama Circle

God's Gentry 1959

Borstal Boy 1984

The Black Stranger 1997

Charley's Aunt 2002

Thy Dear Father 1956


Neil Simons Hit Comedy

My Three Angels 1976

Men Without Shadows

The Factory Girls 2002

Big Maggie 1999

The Odd Couple 2001

The Shadow of a
Gunman 1992

Fiddler on the Roof

The Memory of Water



Tuesday 21st - Saturday 25th November, 2006
Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo

Where's Charley 1982

Philadelphia Here
I Come 1987

Drama at Inish 1984

The Millionairess 1974

Plaza Suite

by Kind Permission of Samuel French Ltd.

A Streetcar
Named Desire

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in order of appearance

Marvin Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927, the second son of Irving
Simon, a Jewish travelling salesman, and his wife Mamie. He grew up in
the Bronx in New York City. As early as 1948 he was writing scripts
together with his brother Danny for radio and television. His sketches for Phil Silvers, Gary
Moore, Jerry Lewis etc. contributed to his wide acclaim. He and his brother separated and
Neil began writing for the New York theatre scene. He has had dozens of plays and nearly
as many major motion pictures produced. He has been showered with more Academy and

Willie Clarke
Ben Silverman
Al Lewis
Mr. Schaefer
Registered Nurse

Robert Fitzpatrick
Damien Quinn
Gerry Ryan
Michael Leyden
Risn Kilcoyne
Ultan Burke
Orla Mc Sharry
Ursula Smullen

Tony nominations than any other writer, and is the only playwright to have four Broadway
productions running simultaneously. His plays have been produced in dozens of languages.
His plays include The Odd Couple, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Lost in Yonkers, Plaza Suite and

The action of the play takes place in the apartment of Willie Clarke,
in an old hotel on upper Broadway, New York. Present Day.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers. He also wrote the screenplay adaptations for many of his own

Scene Synopsis

"The way I see things, life is both sad and funny. I cant imagine a comical situation that isnt at the same
time also painful. I used to ask myself: What is a humorous situation? Now I ask: What is a sad situation
and how can I tell it humorously?"

-- Neil Simon

Stage Manager

Set Design
Set Painting
Set Construction
Lighting Design
Lighting Operation

Joan Fitzpatrick
Siobhn Dooney
Eileen Higgins
Peter Doyle
Christopher Davey
Alan Crawley
Mire Hynes
Min Ho Jung
Amy West
Francis Heraughty
Summerhill TYs
Fintan Whelan
Nick Mc Call
Michael Leyden
Mire Hynes
Siobhn Dooney
Damien Quinn
Tiger Print & Design, Sligo
Damien Quinn

Act 1
Scene 1:
Scene 2:

Wednesday afternoon, mid-winter Willies apartment

The following Monday - Willies apartment

Act 2
Scene 1:
Scene 2:

The set of a doctors office in a TV studio

Two weeks later - Willies apartment

Special Thanks
Sligo Drama Cirlce wishes to express its thanks to the following for
their help and co-operation with this production:
Enda Horan Chemists
Staff of the Hawks Well Theatre
Blue Raincoat Theatre Co.

Fintan Whelan
Orla Raftery
Kate Mc Donagh
Katinka Conboy

Good Luck to Coolera Dramatic Society with their forthcoming Panto

Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates
For more information, history, photographs and memorabilia about the Sligo
Drama Circle, visit our website at www.sligodramacircle.ie