New Comedy Play: My Wife’s Family
June 5, 2011 § 1 Comment
By Carl Finnegan
My Wife’s Family is a farcical comedy. The play takes place in the 1920’s at the summer home of Jack Gay and his wife, Stella. Jack and Stella are awaiting a visit from Stella’s mother, Arabella Nagg, her husband Noah and Stella’s sisters. In the well-worn mother-in-law/monster-in-law tradition, Arabella’s arrival soon turns the home into anything but peaceful and when notes passed between characters are intercepted and the hidden baby is mistaken for a piano, the consequences become excruciatingly funny. I play Stella’s brother, Willie Nagg who is a young penniless aspiring writer who is married in secret to his family’s servant Sally. It is their “secret” baby lurking around the house. He won’t reveal any of these details to his family until he can perform his duty as a man and provide for both of them. To do this his first book needs to be published. It is in the hands of a literary agent and he is anxiously awaiting a response.
My Wife’s Family will run the 9th – 11th June in Liberty Hall Dublin. Tickets are 12 euro each and are available from the box office, http://www.ctb.ie or by phone 0818 205 205