By Bernard Farrell
Adapted from the play “Max und Milli” by Volker Ludwig.
Davy O’Leary is a little timid and feels tyrannised by his younger and more assertive sister Mary. Their father has deserted the family and they are being raised by a very caring, if overprotective, mother. Both children privately nurse fears of abandonment. Kevin is from the other side of the tracks. He acts tough and aggressive, and is frequently in trouble with his father and feels unwanted by his stepmother.
After a few confrontational meetings in the playground the children form an unlikely friendship. Davy and Mary try to help Kevin out when he loses money belonging to his father but this gets Davy in trouble at home. Out of loyalty to his pal, Davy is economical with the truth to his mother. This sows more confusion and gets both himself and Kevin into more trouble. The bond between the three children grows in adversity and they share their hopes and fears as they try to overcome their parents’ disapproval of this new friendship.
A play for children aged 6 – 10 years.
|The Production||Production History|
|Actor 1: Dennis Conway||Watergate, Kilkenny||11th -12th May 1994|
|Actor 2: Helen Walsh||Hawk's Well, Sligo||16th - 20th May 1994|
|Actor 3: Jonathon Saiankey||Everyman, Cork||23rd - 27th May 1994|
|Actor 4: Ber O'Hara||Riverbank, Dublin||30th - 3rd June 1994|
|Actor 5: Michael Langton||Theatre Royal, Waterford||7th – 10th June 1994|
|Director: Philip Hardy|
|Costume Designer: Bernie McCoy|
|Lighting Designer: Jim Daly|
|Set Designer: Harry Harris|
|Production Manager: Veronica McGuire|
|Stage Manager: Lizze Fitzgerald|
|Set Construction: Gerry McDonold|