God’s Gentry

WRITTEN BY DONAGH MAC DONAGH

God's Gentry | Corn Mill Theatre Group

06

February

About

A verse comedy about 'God's Gentry', people who travel about the countryside and live a carefree life of celebration. Taking over the country for a year's carousal, they select the ancient God Balor to become their President, and he comes out of 1500 years' rest to preside over the good times. When stocks of food and drink run low, however, Balor is rejected, and the old order is eventually restored.

Setting

The little village of Knockaderry. The present.

Running Time

1Hr 50 Minutes - 15 minute interval after act two

Author

Donagh MacDonagh was a poet and playwright. He is a son of Thomas MacDonagh, a poet, playwright and teacher who was executed in the 1916 Rising. Donagh MacDonagh's published poetry includes Veterans (Cuala Press), The Hungry Grass (Faber and Faber) and A Warning to Conquerors (Dolmen Press). The scripts for all four of his plays are available to read on http://irishbornman.tripod.com/dmdworks.html