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Countdown To Cupid
By Vincent McHale
24, Feb 2011 - 08:45

Cupid Wore Skirts
By Sam Cree

A Rip-roaring Comedy in 3 Acts

The final countdown is on for Parke Arts & Drama Group's production of Cupid Wore Skirts by Sam Cree.  The cast and crew are busy putting the finishing touches to all aspects of the performance which takes place Mar. 3rd - Mar. 6th in Parke Community Centre @ 8.30pm nightly.

Cupid Wore Skirts revolves around Andrew Coulter and his somewhat reluctant search for a wife.  All the action takes place in Andy's living room and we witness the comings and goings of potential suitors.

Andrew Coulter (played by Stephen McDonnell) lives with his elderly father (played by Noel Mahon) and son, Brian (played by Des Gilsenan). His married daughter, Daphne (played by Trina Healy), comes in each day to take care of the men and ensure they are coping. When Daphne becomes pregnant her visits will have to become more limited and she fears for her male relatives' ability to cope.

Andrew's sister in law, the formidable spinster Aunt Harriet (played by Sharon Cameron), is convinced they will not be able to manage and during a bout of banter with Andrew she makes a wager that he couldn't get a new wife within a week. Andrew advertises for a wife in the forlorn hope that he will win the bet and obtain a solution to his problems.

The fun really starts when we meet an array of very different suitors ranging from a ‘sexy' pop wannabe (played by Emily Connor) through to a ‘conservative' demure homemade wine connoisseur (played by Jo Dean) to a career husband hunter (played by Brid Quinn) with a family in tow.  And watch out for a cameo from Michael Maguire playing the flamboyant Ronnie!!

Cupid Wore Skirts is directed by first time directors Vincent McHale & Mary Mahon and produced by Breda Morris & Kate Boyle.

The Play runs from Thursday March 3rd - Sunday March 6th @ 8.30pm each night in Parke Community Centre.  Tickets cost just €10.00, call Ann on 094 9031128 (after 6.00pm) to book your tickets now.  For more information visit or email:


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