The Last Romance by Joe Di Pietro
12th-14th September, The Mill Theatre, Dundrum.
Also toured to France, 5- 7th October, Jazz Comedie Club, Nice.
An ageless story about taking a chance on love. A beautiful play that mixes heartbreak with its humour and opera with its laughter.
Ralph takes the same walk every day. One day he changes his routine and becomes smitten with a beautiful woman strolling with her dog in the city’s dog park. Suddenly the retired widower has a new spark and persistently woos the reluctant Carol.
As first annoyed by his overtures, Carol eventually grows very fond of Ralph. She learns that he was once an aspiring opera singer, even having auditioned for the New York Metropolitan Opera Company. However, there are obstacles for the couple to overcome, not least the disapproval of Ralph’s sister Rose. Is there a possibility for a second chance at romance for Ralph and Carol?
CAST: RALPH – Noel Gaskin, ROSE – Nuala Kirby, CAROL – Anne Doring, YOUNG RALPH – Fearghal Curtis, ROSE’S HUSBAND – Joe McPartlin
PRODUCTION: DIRECTOR – Moira Walsh, TECHNICAL MANAGER – Gary O’Daly, SOUND & LIGHTING – Becky, PUBLICITY MATERIAL- Dee Connick.
The Last Romance premiered at Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham 7-9th March, 2013.