Church hosts a wake with a difference

Then Garvagh and Finvoy Young Farmers’ Clubs will entertain local audiences to a presentation of Michael J. Ginnelly’s 3-act comedy “A Wake In The West”.

The play, which is promoted by Portstewart Presbyterian Church’s Events Committee, will be held in the Church Hall, Central Avenue, on Saturday, 11 February 11 from 7.30pm. Subscription is £5 per person.

The story is of a wake which takes place in a cottage on the shores of Clew Bay, Co Mayo, in the early 1960’s. But this wake is like no others with everyone, including the corpse getting in on the comedy.

Not content with drinking himself to death, Tom Healy makes a last request to be buried in the drink (at sea). His wish creates havoc in his house and in his local community, with some believing he is not entitled to ‘take it all with him’. In this riot of a comedy, his neighbors vie with each other to secure a piece of Tom before his exit. This absolute madcap evening of fun and frolics will leave you sore from laughter.

This play has been seen throughout Ireland, England and America and the audience in Portstewart should look forward to the local YFC’s presentation. In the past seats have been at a premium for this annual event, so it is important that tickets be purchased early to guarantee a seat.

Tickets are available from Impact Printing, Diamond Arcade, Coleraine; McIntyres Newsagents, and Toms Butchers, The Promenade, Portstewart or from the Church Office, Telephone 7083 4529.