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Rehearsed Reading~Mothers Day and Significant Loss

29th February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Rehearsed Reading Season
Mothers Day
Significant Loss

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Written by: Sarah Fahy
Director: Breege Fahy

Mother’s Day
A mother with Alzheimer’s. A documentary of her life. A family bond. Three lives unwind.

Mother’s Day is a short play written by Sarah Fahy. It won Best Script at The Clairemorris Fringe Festival 2019, where it was staged for the first time. It is set in Ireland in 1999/2000. The play explores the lives of three women, Peggy a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s and her two daughters Marian and Karen. The play unfolds over the course of a few months where Karen sets out to make a documentary on her mother’s life and illness before her memory is lost. We see both the sadness and hilarity of the changes in Peggy as her Alzheimer’s takes hold and in turn how her daughters deal with the situation in very different ways. Their lives unravel before them as they navigate their mother’s memory, all the while being documented on video. ‘Some things are better left unsaid’.


Geraldine FitzGerald,

Mary Conlon


Caomhe O’Leary.


Significant Loss
A slice of life. Two women in a weight loss group. An accidental friendship.

Significant Loss is a short play by Sarah Fahy. It has also been adapted into a short film which won The 57 Hour Film-making Challenge at The Offline Film Festival in Birr, it was subsequently screened at The Galway Film Fleadh 2019.
This contemporary piece is a two hander. Geraldine and Jenny two women leading two very different lives are thrown together at a weight loss meeting, the only thing in common their growing waistlines. Through weekly weigh-ins and counting calories these two women form an unexpected bond. This play is about human contact and not judging a book by its cover!


Marguerite McCarthy,

Celine Lenihan


Jane Baird.

Sarah Fahy

Craughwell native Sarah Fahy is a writer, director and actress.

Her poetry has been published and won awards locally. She dabbles in experimental fiction.

As a playwright she has had three plays staged, Latte, Significant Loss and Mother’s Day.

Significant Loss has been adapted into a short film and won The 57 Hour Film-making Challenge in The Offline Film Festival Birr in 2018, it was screened at The Galway Film Fleadh this year.

Mother’s Day won Best Script in The Clairemorris Fringe Festival 2019. Sarah has two best actress awards under her belt with The Seumas O’Kelly Players Loughrea. She is passionate about the arts and proud to have her work staged by the Dublin Shakespeare Society.

No prior booking for rehearsed readings.

Patrons are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tea and Coffee with light refreshments served.


Dublin Shakespeare Society
+353 85 843 2881
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The Teachers’ Club
36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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085 843 2881
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