Of all the characters he has created, Albertine seems to have a particular hold on internationally celebrated playwright Michael Tremblay.
In Albertine in Five Times, translated by Linda Gaboriau, we see her at five different ages from the 1940s to 1980s and try to figure out if there was a point when she might have chosen a different fate.
Trying to keep her spirits up on her first night in a senior’s residence, Albertine at 70 summons four younger versions of herself – at age 30, 40, 50 and 60 as well as an ageless version of her late sister Madeleine to keep her company.
|Albertine at 70||Sheila Heneghan|
|Albertine at 60||Mary Flavin Colbert|
|Albertine at 50||Mary Curley|
|Albertine at 40||Valerie O’Leary|
|Albertine at 30||Grainne Barry|
|Stage Manager||Noel Hayes|
|Lighting||Billy Casey & Barry Donaldson|
|Hair & Make-Up||Pat Carroll|
|Backstage Crew||Patrick Feeney, Cillian Cotter, Paddy Joe Sheehan, Hugh Collins, Darragh Murphy, John Colbert, Adrian Finn|
|Production Team||Audrey Sheehan, Mary Walsh, Richie Walsh ,Gabriella Mastromatteo, Fiona McDonnell, Courtney Canning|
About The Group
Ballyduff Drama Group has been performing on the Three-Act Drama Festival Circuit for over thirty years. In that time, they have won Best Play, Best Producer, Best Presentation and Best Stage Management as well as all the main acting awards at the All Ireland Finals in Athlone. Their repertoire is extensive and has included works across the whole spectrum of dramatic endeavour. Productions like the second-placed ‘Of Mice and Men’ (2010) and ‘Caught in the Net’ (2008) , All-Ireland winning ‘On Raftery’s Hill’ (2004) and most recently coming third with ‘Takin Over the Asylum’ (2015) represent just some in its array of achievements. Ballyduff Drama Group has toured extensively over the last decade – with performances in Wales and Scotland as well as ‘The Playboy of the Western World’ and ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ in Singapore, and a visit to Berlin with ‘Under Bare Ben Bulben’ with a group young people promoted the ethos that is Ballyduff Drama Group – one of inclusion, determination, cooperation and pride.