The Castlerea Drama Group are proud to present a short 2 Act play, set in a restored thatched cottage close to the sea in the remote townland of Ballybeg, County Donegal.
Venue: Trinity Arts Centre
Dates: Thurs. 23rd, Fri. 24th, & Sat.25th November 2017
Time: 8.30pm nightly
Admission: Tickets €12 with usual concessions
Booking No: 086 1553551
The Communication Cord centres around scheming barrister Jack McNeilis and his hapless friend, junior lecturer Tim O’Donoghue, and their attempts to get bombastic Senator Dr Donovan to allow his daughter Susan to be Tim’s fiancée and, hopefully, at the same time secure a fulltime lecturing position for him.
To impress the senator, Jack brings Tim to his cottage in Donegal, which Tim pretends is his. The problem is that Tim is a high-strung academic who is nervous and not really comfortable about going through with the plan of pretending the house is his. So from the moment Susan and her father show up, things spiral hilariously out of control as Tim starts feeding everybody a different story, and then fights to keep his deception from unravelling completely.
The Communication Cord is a farce which is preoccupied with language and its powerful effects.