Irish Theatre Raises Funds for 9/11 Victims in Boston Premier of John B. Keane's Moll on November 17 at C. Walsh Theater

11/12/2001

BOSTON --One of Ireland's most beloved playwrights, John B. Keane, will have one his most popular plays, MOLL, performed at the C. Walsh Theatre at Suffolk University on November 17 at 7 PM. This one night only performance is a benefit for the families of the Twin Towers Police, Fire Fighters and Rescue Workers Victims, The Beaumont Hospital International Foundation and Boys Hope Girls Hope, Ireland. MOLL comes straight from a sold out performance at New York's Town Hall, with the cast of Ireland's top screen and stage stars donating their time and labor for the fundraiser. Tickets are $50 and can be booked directly on the website at www.cuwhen.com or by calling 212-689-3361. Tickets are available at the C. Walsh box office on the day of the performance.

MOLL is the priests' housekeeper, who takes over a parish house with a divide-and-conquer strategy. When Canon Pratt and his two curates, Father Brest and Father Loran, lose their esteemed Ms Bottomly they must recruit a replacement to carry on with the cooking and cleaning. They select Ms Maureen Kettle - aka MOLL - and soon the parish finances are rocketing, the church is reroofed, a new school is being built and bingo has become a regular weekly event. She wraps the Canon around her finger, feeds him well while starving the curates, and continues this pattern as the Canon is promoted and one of the curates takes his place. When it comes to the question of Moll's pension, more chaos ensues. A recent Irish Times review calls it, "Ö funny and more than a little penetrating."

The star-studded cast includes Eileen Colgan (Angela's Ashes, The Secret of Roan Inish), John Olohan, Maureen Toal, Robert Carrickford, Derry Power, Mark O'Regan and Tony Tormey. Tormey and his wife Kate are producing this production. O'Regan is the show's director.

The Beaumont Hospital International Foundation of Dublin and Boys Hope Girls Hope, Ireland are sponsoring this production. Founded in 1987, the Beaumont Hospital is one of Ireland's most sophisticated healthcare and medical research institutions. Boys Hope Girls Hope was founded in the United States in 1977 and spread to Ireland in 1994. The project provides young people residential, educational and job training opportunities.

For more information on the Beaumont Hospital International Foundation, call 212-689-3361 or visit the website at www.cuwhen.com. For more information on Boys Hope Girls Hope, Ireland, visit their website at www.boyshope.ie

To arrange an interview with the producer of the play, please contact

Kate Tormey at 011-353-1-288-2545 or e-mail her at openings@circom.net

For more information, please contact Sue Dorfman at WorldViews, 617-641-2881.

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