Clarence Players present ‘The Mai’ by Marina Carr

Note: This play contains strong language

Setting

Ireland
Act 1 – Summer 1979
Act 2 – One year later

Synopsis

An accomplished beautiful 40 year old woman, The Mai has always sought an exceptional life. Robert, her cellist husband, has always felt stifled by The Mai’s ideals of perfection. After 17 years he leaves her, whereupon she sets about building a dream house in the hope that he will one day return to her. From her fairy castle The Mai waits by the window for her dark-haired prince to return. Set in the inspiring surrounds of the West of Ireland, on the banks of the legendary Owl Lake, we enter this world on the day of Robert’s return after an absence of 4 years. Deeply theatrical and profoundly intense, The Mai is an epic tale of love and loss, of elusive dreams shattered by vulgar but inescapable reality.

Cast

The Mai Jackie Wilson
Millie Heidi McKee
Grandma Fraochlan Dorothy Wiley
Robert Roger Jennings
Beck Nicky Allister
Connie Lorraine Stevenson
Julie Shaunagh McKirgan
Agnes Frances Hastie

Crew

Director Carole Stewart
Lighting Drew McConnell
Paul Parkhill
Sound Rosamund Monteith
Stage Manager Dave Rowan
Set Design Alan Marshall
Set Construction Members of the company
Continuity Carole Hunter

About The Group

The Clarence Players drama group was formed in 1931 as the Dramatic Art Section of CIYMS (the Church of Ireland Young Men’s Society).
They’ve been appearing at Drama Festivals and Summer Theatre Seasons for over 50 years.