By Bernard Farrell

Adapted from the play Max und Milli” by Volker Ludwig.

Mary (Sarah Doherty)

Mary (Sarah Doherty)

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 ProductionProduction History
Actor 1: John DesmondWatergate, Kilkenny1st - 11th February 2000
Actor 2: Sarah DohertyTown Hall Theatre, Galway14th - 15th February 2000
Actor 3: Jessica FreedMullingar Arts Centre21st - 22nd February 2000
Actor 4: Alan CookeCork Opera House24th - 25th February 2000
Actor 5: Padraig MurraySiamsa Tíre, Tralee1st - 3rd March 2000
Director: Philip HardyCivic Theatre, Tallaght6th - 10th March 2000
Costume Design: Jean ConroyHawk's Well Theatre, Sligo13th - 15th March 2000
Set Design: Carol BeteraGaiety, Dublin21st - 24th March 2000
Lighting Design: Jim DalyDunamaise, Portlaoise27th - 28th March 2000
Production Manager: Trevor AhernAn Gríanan, Letterkenny30th - 31th March 2000
Stage Manager: Brigid CollaeryBelltable, Limerick3rd - 7th April 2000
Asst. Stage Manager: Ronan EganBackstage, Longford10th - 14th April 2000
Set Construction: T.P.STown Hall, Dundalk17th - 18th April 2000
Scenic Painter: Selina Gittens
Photographs: Tom Lawlor/Dylan Vaughan