MANY YOUNG MEN OF TWENTY to Open This Week at Everyman
Many Young Men of Twenty, the poignant play by the great John B. Keane, opens at the Everyman this Thursday 20th April, and runs until Saturday 29th April.
Charting the small-town days of Danger Mullaly, Peg Finnerty and other characters in Hannigan's pub as they see prospective emigrants off on the train, Many Young Men of Twenty is brimming with classic John B. Keane humour and turns of phrase.
Woven throughout with ballads and songs, the play takes an often poignant and frequently funny look at the harsh conditions that forced people to emigrate in the late 1950s, as well as the things that kept people at home.
In 120th anniversary year of the Everyman building, the team are thrilled that their founders, Everyman Theatre Company, will take on this classic play, first produced of course by that same group, under the name of Southern Theatre Group, in Father Mathew Hall in 1961.
A wonderful cast have come together for this production: Eoin Hally, Fionula Linehan, Antoinette Hilliard, Paul Creighton, Charlie Ruxton, Ian McGuirk, April Kelly, Kevin Corcoran, Aaron Blake and introducing Julie Twomey, Andrew Lane, Sarah O'Regan and Shane Downey.
Director Catherine Mahon-Buckley has brought new life to this superb play. The creative team, Olan Wrynn, Jessica Healy, Brian Mitchell and Conor Tallon promise to bring you on a theatrical journey, in Keane's words "Start up the music."
See Many Young Men of Twenty from Thursday 20th until Saturday 29th April (excluding Sunday 23rd), at 8pm. Tickets €27, concession €25, and student tickets €9, are available from www.everymancork.com, or from the box office, phone 021 4501 673.