BOOM? by Isobel Mahon

Directed by Caroline FitzGerald

Next performances:  GAIETY THEATRE Mon 26 – Sat 31 March 2018, including matinee performances Wed 28 March and Sat 31 March

Booking:  Ticketmaster, www.gaietytheatre.com, tel 0818-719388

 

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Selma Mae (Isobel Mahon) is riding the boom, or so it appears to friends and family. She has a perfect husband, perfect kids, a perfect home.
But, when her social-climbing Mother, Carmel (Maria McDermottroe), ‘helpfully’ organises a bash to celebrate her new state-of-the-art extension, Selma begins to wonder who’s life she’s living after all. As the odd assortment of guests; glamorous neighbour Chloe (Claudia Carroll), career-girl sister Maeve (Aisling O’Neill), and the eccentric Bernie (Rose Henderson), begin to assemble, it becomes obvious that Carmel’s dream of an elegant ‘do’ is fast descending into chaos.
The night unfolds, old secrets are shared and facades begin to crack. The Boomtime girls are forced to recognise that behind the gloss, true friendship proves the only solid foundation.

This play is currently playing at the New York City Center Stage II under the title Party Face directed by Amanda Bearse and starring Hayley Mills  – tickets NYCityCenter.org until 8 April 2018.