Live Events Series, Stage

03/17/2020 - 03/22/2020

Tom McEnery’s A Statue for Ballybunion

by Tom McEnery

Presented by Kilnasheen Productions/George Marcus | Buck Hill Productions | 3Below Theaters

Produced by Guggenheim Entertainment and Buck Hill Productions

 

Directed by John McCluggage
Set Design by Jerald Enos
Costume Design by Sherrol Simard
Lighting Design by John Bernard
Sound Design by Jon Leyden
Production Stage Managed by Jamie D. Mann*

with special thanks to Ed Storm for his work on the World Premiere production in Dublin, Ireland

 

Admission: $45 – $55

Opening Night with VIP Post-Show Reception | Tuesday, March 17
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

2 hours including one 15 minute intermission

About

Kilnasheen Productions, in partnership with Guggenheim Entertainment and Buck Hill Productions, announces a new play penned by former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery. The original comedy, A Statue For Ballybunion, makes its US premiere in San Jose after a successful world premiere in Dublin, Ireland.

A Statue For Ballybunion is based on the true story of a core group of Ballybunion residents who hatch a cunning plan to unveil the world’s first statue to the leader of the free world – then U.S. president, William Jefferson Clinton.  However, well-publicized events in the Oval Office with a certain intern put his visit to “The Kingdom of Kerry” in jeopardy. As if that were not enough, something unexpected has happened to the statue.  How will this affect events in Ballybunion as it awaits immortality on the world stage?  As Bill Clinton himself said, “You just have to keep swinging and know it will all even out!”

Directed by former San Jose Rep Associate Artistic Director John McCluggage and produced in partnership with Guggenheim Entertainment, the production will open on St. Patrick’s Day for a limited run. Tom has created what is described as a “true Irish comedy”, a comedic piece that resonates not just with the local Irish and its diaspora, but shines a spotlight on a time in the recent past that has a gentle truth, demonstrates a steely determination by a local group, and is presented with a large dollop of humor, unique to the Irish. This is a story that is as endearing as it is engaging.

 

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

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Cast

Jeff Kramer Jackie

George Psarras* Austin

Benjamin Pither* Seamus

Andre Leben Jim O'Connor

Angie Higgins Kate

Jackson Davis* Mulcahy

Lynne Soffer* Hannah

James Reber Tommy

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