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Athenry: Opening Night Gala

April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Chetco Pelican Players are pleased to Present Athenry at the Chetco Playhouse.

Doors open at 6:45 pm. Tickets to opening night performances include a champagne and hors d’oeuvres gala.



An historical drama set in 1840s Ireland
by Val Cowan


Amidst the social chaos that accompanied the most devastating food shortage Ireland had ever seen, when a people who were already subsistence survivors began to see death more commonly than life, the goodness of human character was threatened. This is the story of a love and human respect too powerful to die, and a prevailing spirit that overcomes the greatest obstacles.

Mary is hiding her pregnancy in the face of growing hunger. Michael, once strong, is getting edgy as he works sixteen-hour days on a government wage-generating project. As they watch wagonloads of Irish-produced food go down to the shipyards, their fortitude is tested. Desmond, Michael’s old friend, is ever good-humored and loyal, and his brother, Martin, tries to keep them from trouble. The one ally that Michael and Mary might have is an enemy. Spirited Mary wants to flee to America and Michael wants to stay and fight. As it becomes apparent that their children are becoming weaker, both of them are driven to extremes.


Cast of Characters:
Michael Ryan               Sean Paul Farris
Mary Doyle                  Summer Olmos
Martin Ryan                 Ben Cowan
Ellen Ryan                   Brigid Mitchell
Desmond Reilly            Dane Tippman
Biddie                         Josslyn Farris
Robert Landry             Darrin Dailey
John Dolan                  Jon Smith
Jack                            Tommy Jones
Maura                         Elizabeth Lortscher
Constables                  Jadin Payne-McCollum, Gage Westbrook, Mason Beeman, Jed Doan
Molly                           Bj Farris
Woman on the ship      Cara Dailey

*More info coming soon!*


April 13, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Chetco Playhouse
1240 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR 97415 United States
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