The Chastitute
by John B. Keane

Killian McGuinness
Maura McGuinness
Raymond Hackett
Jim Williamson
Brian O'Reilly
Ann O'Malley
Tony Fahy
Stephen Gray
Stephanie Greene
Edel McIntyre
Brendan Kiernan
Mary Harte
Thomas Tierney
Patricia Ledwith
Sean McIntyre
Helen Corcoran
Betty McDermott
Barry Taylor
Michael Reilly
Colin Doonan
Grainne O'Malley
Noel Nash

Directed by

Gus Ward

Ass. Director
Killian McGuinness


Jonathan Finnegan
Philip McIntyre
Paul McIntyre
Daniel Mimna
Eamonn Daly
Barry Nash
Una Ward
Elizabeth McGlynn
Stephanie Greene

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The Chastitute by John B. Keane

John Bosco is a fifty three year old bachelor living in rural Leitrim. He has been consigned to a life of celibacy by a combination of religiously inspired sexual guilt, social ineptitude and plain bad luck. His fate is not, as he explains himself, the result of a lack of effort on his part. A combination of flashbacks, imaginings, and actual happenings illustrate his endeavors with the opposite sex. His run of failure continues throughout the play in spite of the ministrations of a matchmaker, his aunt Jane, a smooth-talking lothario, and even the local priest, all of whom are filled with parochial advice on the subject.

John B. Keane

John B Keane was born in Listowel, Co Kerry in 1928. He published forty-six works, but is best known for his plays which inlcude Sive; Sharon’s Grave; The Man from Clare; The Year of the Hiker; The Field (which was adapted as a film of the same name); Many Young Men of Twenty; Big Maggie; Moll; The Crazy Wall; The Buds of Ballybunion; The Chastitute; and Faoiseamh.

His novels are The Bodhran Makers; Durango; The Contractors; A High Meadow. He has published many books of humourous essays and letters, including Letters of a T.D.; Love Bites, and Owl Sandwiches. He has published one book in Irish, Dan Pheadí Aíndí. His biography is Man of the Triple Name. He is a former president of Irish P.E.N., an Honorary Life Member of the Royal Dublin Society, a D.Litt (hon.causa) Trinity College Dublin; Hon. Doc. Fine Arts, Marymount Manhattan College. A founder member of the Society of Irish Playwrights, he was a member of Aosdána. He lived in Listowel, Co Kerry, and died in May 2002.
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