Liffey Players Drama Society

Plays by and about the Irish

Our next production, A Wake in the West, by Michael J Ginnely, directed by Chris Kane, will be performed at the Irish Cultural Centre from February 4-17. 


A Wake in the West is a comedy set in a small fishing village in the West of Ireland. It tells the story of the life (and now the death) of Tom Healy, a local man who was fond of the drink and who has just died. Tom’s last dying wish (at the humiliation of his family) is that he would be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.


Tom’s colourful family and neighbours gather around to the wake, leading to hilarity and general chaos.



Four women (Ages range from 20 to 80)
Four men (One in his 20s and the rest 40-50s)
One dead man in bed


Exact rehearsal schedule is still TBD, but will likely be three times per week – two weeknights and one weekend afternoon.


Audition Dates & Location
Sunday, October 1 (1-4pm)
Monday, October 2 (7-10pm)
(We will be booking people in to 15 minute timeslots.)

Irish Cultural Society
6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, AB

Audition will be by cold read.

Please be prepared to bring a copy of your resume (and headshot, if available) to the audition.
Callbacks will be scheduled if required.

Please email to schedule your time slot.