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Playing 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th April 2014


Meelin Hall, Meelin, Newmarket, Co. Cork


Tickets €10 at the door, €8 Concession.

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ALPHA by Mike Guerin

Mike Guerin of Lisdangan began dabbling in comedy and sketches when he was a student at UCC and his first full play, ‘Alpha’ took to the stage recently in a production by Newmarket Drama Group.

He told The Corkman that he put forward his play for submission to the Newmarket Drama Group and was delighted when it got the nod of approval. He said with the drama group any member, or indeed anyone, can submit their work.

He describes ‘Alpha’ as being a play about power and what it can do to people. It features a politician and his “cohorts in a bar.” There’s also an element of how people look down on others, whom they believe are socially inferior to them.

He said in his play, there is an elderly man who doesn’t engage at all with society and simply sits at the bar drinking.

He began to write Alpha in 2013 and after drafting and re-drafting, he then felt it was ready for submission to the Newmarket Drama group.

Meanwhile, in the middle of him writing the play he married local artist Brid Moynihan.

Alpha featured Megan Culloty, Jerry Murphy, Mary O’Keeffe, Teresa O’Keeffe, Philip Linehan, Willie John Buckley and John O’Sullivan. Mr Guerin also heaped a deluge of praise on all the background staff as well as the actors who took part.

CAST Members

  • Gerry ‘Curry’ Murphy
    Gerry ‘Curry’ Murphyas Alf Angland
    • John O’Sullivan
      John O’Sullivanas Michael
      • Mary O’Keeffe
        Mary O’Keeffeas Olive Mannion
        • Megan Culloty
          Megan Cullotyas Aoife
          • Philip Linehan
            Philip Linehanas Vincie Connors
            • Teresa O’Keeffe
              Teresa O’Keeffeas Peggy Keogh
              • Willy John Buckley
                Willy John Buckleyas James O'Brien
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