by Declan Hassett
starring Anna Manahan
Hailed by the press as magnetic and breathtaking, Anna Manahan has captured the hearts of audiences all over Ireland with her electrifying performance of this new Irish play written specially for her by Declan Hassett, former Arts Editor and theatre critic of The Irish Examiner.
Full of earthy country humour mixed with gentle pathos. SISTERS is an extraordinary evening of theatre. Hassett's powerful account of life in rural Ireland in the 1950s and 60s brings to life not just the Clooney Sisters—Martha and Mary, but a while village, from the Parish Priest to the schools and dancehalls. Anna Manahan's captivating performance captures the broad earthy humour of Martha's vitality which contrasts with the fragile insecurity and sensitivty of her sister Mary.
Anna Manahan is probably Ireland's greatest and most beloved actress with an astonishing history in movies, television and on stage. In 1998 she won the Tony Award for her acclaimed performance as the exasperating, doomed Irish mother in Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE on Broadway.