Prosperous Dramatic Society

Our Few and Evil Days

by Mark O'Rowe

Parental Guidance Advised

6 March 2020
7.30 p.m.

Please note earlier start time - there will be no interval in this play


The theatre doors will close strictly at 7.30!
Please be seated by 7.20.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)

The Play

A family's seemingly ordinary life is gradually undermined when a middle-aged couple entertain their daughter's new boyfriend. As he begins to take more than a polite interest in them both, secrets are hinted at and boundaries crossed. As cracks open up in the bland surface of their lives, the play moves into the realm of the psychological thriller, building to a disclosure that changes our understanding of all that has gone before.

In this commission by the Abbey Theatre, Mark O'Rowe has crafted an unnerving, arresting and shape-shifting play that suggests our reality is already stalked by evils beyond our comprehension.



Robert Massey


Pauline Clooney


Ashleigh O'Neill


Colin Malone


Gerard O'Shea



TJ Duggan

Stage Manager

Siobhan Keogh


Ciaran Healy
James Murphy
Stuart McCormick


Claire O'Neill


Jenni Hawkins

Set Design

Tony Colton

Set Construction

Tony Colton
Paul kelly
Stuart McCormick
John Clarke
TJ Duggan
Peter O'Neill
Connie Broderick
Jimmy Grace

Backstage Crew

Roisin Gorman
Dave O'Sullivan
Trish O'Neill

The Group

From humble beginnings, this small village in Co. Kildare has developed a strong tradition of theatre. It all started with a bilingual play, An tAthru Mor, produced by Fr. J. O'Brien over 100 years ago and continues to perform drama to the present day. The group has won the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Finals back to back.

The group first won the 1-Act Open All Ireland Final in 1995 and re-joined the circuit in 2009. Prosperous won the 1-Act All Ireland Finals in 2012 and were invited to perform their winning production in Monaco at the Mondial du Th
éâtre. The group have never failed to qualify for the All Ireland Finals in Athlone and they held the title of Ulster Champions in 2013 and 2014.

In 2017, the group were awarded the Abbey Theatre award at the RT
É All Ireland Drama Festival and the group, bringing The Play About the Baby to the Peacock Theatre. 2018 was an outstanding year for the group—their production of Sylvia took 1st place at the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival and the group also secured the Abbey Theatre Award which took them to 5 sold out shows in the Peacock theatre. Hot on the heels of this success was Karl Keoghs production of Breathless by John McKenna which qualified for the All Ireland 1-Act final. This year, Prosperous Dramatic society defended their title with their production of An Enemy of the People winning the coveted RTÉ's All Ireland Drama Festival premier prize in Athlone for the second year in a row!
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