Lombard legends in Gorey summer play

GARRY LOMBARD and his son, GARRETT LOMBARD, at the rehearsals of Tuesdays with Morrie in Gorey Little Theatre. Booking details below.

By Dan Walsh in Gorey

Gorey Little Theatre has a successful reputation for presenting summer theatre and the July eight-night production of Tuesday’s with Morrie, directed by Michael Byrne, an award-winning producer with Kilrush Drama Group, and it promises to make the box office busy with an unprecedented demand for seats in the audience.

Apart from being a brilliant play, it has only two characters and they are real-life father and son, Garry Lombard, a life-long performer with Gorey Little Theatre, and Garrett Lombard, who is a professional actor with Druid Theatre Company.

“It’s great to come back and bring the play to Gorey and special to be on stage with Dad,” Garrett told WexfordLocal.com as he looks forward to curtains up next week.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir by American author Mitch Albom about a series of visits Albom made to his former sociology scientist Morrie Schwartz, as Schwartz gradually dies.

Garry told WexfordLocal.com what people have been saying about the play: “It’s about a man dying, who wants to see that! But its about communication, its about love, and in the end of the play it is about the triumph of the spirit. So, it’s a happy play, you might not think that; it’s not morbid or drab, it’s a hopeful play,”

The rehearsals have been intense, but the play is coming together nicely, and the Lombard legends are eager and ready to entertain audiences with the utmost professionalism and it has all the hallmarks of an outstanding production.

AUDIO ADDITION ; Garrett and Garry Lombard talks to Dan Walsh about the summer play at Gorey Little Theatre.

Tuesdays with Morrie goes on stage at Gorey Little Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday, July 20th-23rd; and again from Wednesday to Saturday, July 27th-30th. Curtain up at 8.15pm. Admission €15. Bookings @gr8events.ie. info@goreythreatre.ie or tel. 053 9421474.  

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