Bette Guggenheim of Woodbridge will perform in an Evening of One Act Plays by Clan na Gael, November 17 – 20th at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. The performances will feature two original one-act plays: the comedy “Forty Shades of Green Tour,” written and directed by Tracy James, and the drama “Leap Year,” written and directed by Byrne White.
Ms. Guggenheim appears in “Forty Shades of Green Tour”. Art imitates life when an American theatre troupe bringing their play to Ireland must endure a wild car ride with a rogue GPS, suicidal sheep, unhinged luggage, and a laughable language barrier all before they even get to the theatre! Based on a real-life Clan na Gael Players trip to Ireland, “Forty Shades of Green Tour,” had its premier performances this October in Clonlara and Ballinskelligs, Ireland. The cast also includes Marie Stehle, and Eamon Speer of Bridgeport, Kelsey Guggenheim of Naugatuck, Joyce Fox of Branford, Bryne White of Greenwich, and Dan O’Callahan of Fairfield.
“Leap Year,” written and directed by Byrne White, weaves a spell of magic in folklore and how love and hope can be found in the strangest of circumstances. On the southwestern coast of Ireland, a man in mourning looks for answers when he returns with his daughter to the rural cottage that was an oasis to his ailing wife and the location of her mysterious disappearance. The premiere performances of this original work will feature Tracy James of Newtown, Steve Bennett and Breda O’Sullivan of Fairfield, Noel McGovern of Trumbull, John Moran of Bridgeport, and Kelsey Guggenheim of Naugatuck.
Show dates are Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 p. m. Seating is cabaret style with a cash bar. Tickets are $15.00 and reservations can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 203 333-0422.
The Clan na Gael players have been presenting Irish and Irish-American live theatre to Connecticut audiences since 1987. For more information, please visit www.gaconline.com,
Bette Guggenheim © with playwrights Tracy James (l) and Byrne White ®