About the Event

the matchmaker


Fri 10, Sat 11  S D Entertainment presents The Matchmaker

The Ardhowen, Enniskillen  8 pm  £16, £14

Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B Keane’s hit comedy play

‘The Matchmaker’ is performed by two of Ireland’s favourite actors,

Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.

The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make

matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people

and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world, uses

‘The Matchmaker’ as an exploration of rural loneliness. Aware that

generations of people became masters of their own destinies

late in life, and only then began to look for companionship

and love, once their duties as minder of aging parents

were concluded or they had finally inherited, or were

the left over brother or sister.

Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense

of ‘devilment’ and wit, Keane delves into the longings,

hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely

county people and creates a marvellously colourful

world, taking us back to a simpler time, when

phones were few and far between and the only

web was one left behind by spiders.


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