This is a clip from a recent production of Philadelphia Here I Come which was presented The Fionn Mac Cumhaill Players who are based in Cloneen, Co. Tipperary. Cloneen is vibrant little village situated at the foot of Slievenamon between Fethard & Mullinahone
Essentially, this play is a tragicomedy. It contains many comical scenes, especially the scene with Lizzy Sweeny, Gar’s aunt, in which Gar decides to go to America. Despite the fact that Gar seems to have a relationship with his father no different to that of Boss and Employee, there are indications that there is love between them. in episode 1, Madge says “It must have been near daybreak when he (SB O’Donnell) got to sleep last night. I could hear the bed creaking.” Other indications that SB is secretly devastated by his son’s imminent departure, include his remembrance of Gar in a sailor suit proudly declaring he need not go to school, he’ll work in his fathers shop – a memory of an event that may not have happened, and the scene when he pretends to read the paper, but fails to notice that it has been upside-down.
Videographers in Tipperary are spoiled for choice when it comes to Recording wonderful Musicals & Dramas in and around Cashel, Clonmel, Rosegreen, Thurles, Fethard and Carrick On Suir.
Last night I recorded a fantastic production of Chess by St. Mary’s Choral Society, Clonmel Co. Tipperary, I hope to have a clip from it up here very soon.