2006- 2007 Trousers
by Paul Meade and David Parnell – In association with Civic Theatre Tallaght and Origin Theatre Company.
Dermot, a single man in his thirties, lives a quiet life alone working as a postman by day and dreaming of being a world famous DJ by night. Suddenly his peaceful and ordered existence is shattered by the arrival of his old friend Mick. Mick has been kicked out by his girlfriend and needs a place to stay. He brings with him a bag of unwashed clothes, very little money and a business plan.
As the guys begin living together, memories are evoked of the last time they shared accommodation for a summer in Manhattan, when they both worked in a restaurant to earn their college fees and sang male duets together to impress girls.
The story flashes back between the present and the past, as both guys try and fail to sort out each other’s messy lives.
Trousers played at the Project Cube and Civic Theatre in Tallaght before playing three weeks in Manhattan at the 59E59 Theatres. In 2007 it returned for a four week run at Andrew’s Lane Theatre and a national tour.
“Fantastic … very funny” – The Sunday Independent
“A deceptively simple comic gem” – The Irish Independent
“Superb” – The Guardian
Warm and entertaining … slick and amusing ” – The Irish Times
[This] fast moving, deft portrait of masculine insecurity and loneliness serves up plenty of laughs and insights” – The Irish Examiner
“splendid performances … a delightful uninterrupted 90 minutes of professional theatre” – nytheatre.com
Trousers Tour – 2007
In Association with Civic Theatre Tallaght. Stage Director Miriam Duffy. Stage Manager Ciara Moran. ASM Emma O’Grady. Produced by Bríd Dukes. CAST: Gerry McCann and Tom Murphy (Andrews Lane Run), Enda Kilroy (National Tour). Andrew’s Lane Theatre, Backstage – Longford, Siamsa Tire – Tralee, Dunamaise Arts Centre – Portlaoise, Garter Lane – Waterford, Garage Theatre – Monaghan, Pavilion Theatre – Dun Laoghaire, Townhall Theatre – Galway.
Trousers in New York! — 2006
In association with Civic Theatre and Origin Theatre New York. Directed by Paul Meade. Set Design by Lex Liang. Costume by Elizabeth Flauto. Lighting Design by James Bedell. Sound Design by Zachary Williamson. Stage Manager Carol A. Sullivan. Assistant Stage Manager Joanne Quinn. Produced by George Heslin. CAST: Gary Gregg and Dan Stewart. 59E59 Theatres New York.
Trousers Original Production – 2006
by Paul Meade and David Parnell. In association with the Civic Theatre Tallaght. Directed by Paul Meade. Set and Costume Design by Laura Howe. Lighting Design by Mark Galione. Stage Director Miriam Duffy. Stage Manager Ciara Moran. ASM Tim Schild. Production Manager Bianca Moore. Producer Bríd Dukes. CAST: Gerry McCann and Tom Murphy. Project Arts Centre – Dublin.