A Night in November by Marie Jones
16 May 2014
20:00 - 23:00
glór Irish Music Centre, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co Clare
Directed by Paddy Farrelly. Performed by Padraic McIntyre.
When Ulster Protestant, Kenneth McCallister finds himself on the football terraces for a crucial Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland World Cup qualifying match, little does he know that his hum-drum life is about to change forever. This production of Marie Jones’ smash-hit one-man show, A Night in November features Padraic McIntyre playing the part of Kenneth, a protestant dole clerk on a search for his own identity.
The play shows how Kenneth deals with his crisis through monologues and soliloquies as well as introducing numerous other characters to interact with, all played by the one actor. By the end of the play Kenneth travels to New York to support Jack’s Army in the World Cup and he has come to terms with his identity as an Irish Protestant. "I am a free man, I am a Protestant man, I am an Irish man".
Jones’ enduringly humorous and challenging play is both uncomfortable and compelling as it lays bare the issues of Protestant identity in 1990’s Northern Ireland. It is the perfect night for a build up to the World Cup 2014.
Marie Jones's passionate and often hilarious show has enjoyed productions all over the world including the West End and a successful six month run off-Broadway.