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: John Desmond||Watergate, Kilkenny||1st - 11th February 2000|
|Actor 2: Sarah Doherty||Town Hall Theatre, Galway||14th - 15th February 2000|
|Actor 3: Jessica Freed||Mullingar Arts Centre||21st - 22nd February 2000|
|Actor 4: Alan Cooke||Cork Opera House||24th - 25th February 2000|
|Actor 5: Padraig Murray||Siamsa Tíre, Tralee||1st - 3rd March 2000|
|Director: Philip Hardy||Civic Theatre, Tallaght||6th - 10th March 2000|
|Costume Design: Jean Conroy||Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo||13th - 15th March 2000|
|Set Design: Carol Betera||Gaiety, Dublin||21st - 24th March 2000|
|Lighting Design: Jim Daly||Dunamaise, Portlaoise||27th - 28th March 2000|
|Production Manager: Trevor Ahern||An Gríanan, Letterkenny||30th - 31th March 2000|
|Stage Manager: Brigid Collaery||Belltable, Limerick||3rd - 7th April 2000|
|Asst. Stage Manager: Ronan Egan||Backstage, Longford||10th - 14th April 2000|
|Set Construction: T.P.S||Town Hall, Dundalk||17th - 18th April 2000|
|Scenic Painter: Selina Gittens|
|Photographs: Tom Lawlor/Dylan Vaughan|