The Donahue Sisters

The time comes for a ritual re enactment of a violent incident from their childhood. Departing from the hitherto naturalistic style, Aron imaginatively has the sisters speak and act in unison to create the persona of a young boy.

The Donahue Sisters

The attic of the family home in Ireland, once a playroom, is the setting for this sinister play from the author of Bar and Ger. Awaiting the death of their father, sisters talk about their unhappy lives long into the night. The time comes for a ritual re enactment of a violent incident from their childhood. Departing from the hitherto naturalistic style, Aron imaginatively has the sisters speak and act in unison to create the persona of a young boy. When the ritual is complete, things return to normal and the women seem to have found answers to their problems. Remaining is the uneasy prospect of the past repeating itself. Inventive and mysterious, this play is a challenge to both actors and directors.-3 women

The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing

... The Stanley Parkers and The Donahue Sisters . Bar and Ger , her widely
acclaimed first play , has been produced in eleven countries and four languages .
Other one - act plays produced include : Joggers ( 1979 ) , Mickey Kannis Caught
My ...

The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing


American River Road Beyond 2017

Pushing the lawnmower home, I came up on the Donahue sisters working on
their front flower garden. “Hello, Charlie. My sister and I have been talking about
you. Your ears must have been burning because, well, here you are, and with a ...

American River Road Beyond 2017

The 1960s saw the dawn of manned space fl ights, and America quickly recognized its destiny to seek out things beyond earth. Despite the nations external wars and internal confl icts, the sky and the future possessed our imaginations. People had so much hope, so much looking forward. We were living American Pie years before the song with that title would come out. Today my soul longs for the innocence of that childhood view. In those days of long ago, friends and I preferred to be outside, throwing a ball, searching for new fi nds, walking through fi elds and forests, looking up. We never kept in touch. Where are they now? Do they feel as alone as I do? My chest aches like an old hollow log, its emptiness fi lled with pangs of joyful memories of things once whole: a family, a neighborhood, a nation. A lost time it is, a lost spirit am I, and inside me lives a heart that weeps for a dying country. The mortal situation is so clear. Together let us travel a 50-year American river road of loves sharp curves, deaths hazardous potholes, and murders sudden downhill drops. We will dive into the polluted river of the decayed American soul, descend to its very bottom, and crawl in the muck. We will then swim up and out of the river, onto its opposite shore, to begin our walk through swamps and forests that lead to a steep uphill climb to an incredible place of panoramic view. The driverJohn Workerasks that the reader not become overly shaken as he steers you through a dark valley of personal refl ection, that you courageously survive it, get through it, because, well, you will fi nd out when you get to the top of the other side: The Threshold of Eternal Life

The One Act Play Companion

Among her list of one-act plays probably the most popular is The Donahue
Sisters (1990) in which three sisters return to their old Irish family home to reenact
in a ritualistic way a terrible event from their childhood days. It makes a powerful
and ...

The One Act Play Companion

The one-act play stands apart as a distinct art form with some well known writers providing specialist material, among them Bernard Shaw, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill. Alan Ayckbourn, Edward Albee and Tennesee Williams. There are also lesser-known writers with plenty of material to offer, yet sourcing one-act plays to perform is notoriously hard. This companion is the first book to survey the work of over 250 playwrights in an illuminating A-Z guide. Multiple styles, nationalities and periods are covered, offering a treasure trove of compelling moments of theatre waiting to be discovered. Guidance on performing and staging one-act plays is also covered as well as essential contact information and where to apply for performance rights. A chapter introducing the history of the one-act play rounds off the title as a definitive guide.

New York Magazine

The Donahue Sisters—It's a combination of Chekhov and Strindberg in the west
of Ireland as three sisters—genteel Rosie, cynical Dunya, and domestic-minded
Annie—reunite at the family homestead and long-burning resentments begin to ...

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

My Brilliant Divorce

In this one-woman play, middle-aged Angela attempts to find a new life when husband Max leaves for a younger woman. Using a blend of comedy and pathos, Geraldine Aron recounts Angela's journey back to happiness...

My Brilliant Divorce

In this one-woman play, middle-aged Angela attempts to find a new life when husband Max leaves for a younger woman. Using a blend of comedy and pathos, Geraldine Aron recounts Angela's journey back to happiness...

A View from the Bleachers

... had little opportunity to play sports. Nevertheless, l\/lom played basketball, and
I'm sure she was good. She worked hard raising five children and was
competitive. She dropped out of school in the tenth grade. She and the Donahue
sisters ...

A View from the Bleachers

"I really enjoyed Dr. Jones' book "A view from the Bleachers," A great book for parents, kids, and any sports fans. I will utilize the book for my Sport Psychology class at UNCP and I know my students will enjoy great insight about parents and their kids involved in athletics" Eldon Miller: Former Head Basketball coach at The Ohio State University: Big Ten coach of the year and Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. Coach Miller present assignment is at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. "The Book: A view from the Bleachers, "where the real game of life is played" is outstanding in relating to the journey of life that we all take. Sometimes it is like we are standing on the balcony looking down at life other times we are in the room. But the shadows of life are always changing and this has been captured in the book." Dr. Billy Escue: Former high school basketball coach, high school administrator, college professor and Administrator. His present assignment is an Executive and life Coach Certified by the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara.

Sisters in Pain

Since their appearance on the Donahue Show, the Sisters in Pain have had few
opportunities to hear about, much less to meet with, one another. On April 4,
1997, Tracie English, Sue Melton, Sherry Pollard, Paula Richey, and Karen Stout
 ...

Sisters in Pain

In 1995, Kentucky governor Brereton Jones granted parole to ten women who had been convicted of killing, conspiring to kill, or assaulting the men who had abused them for years. The media began referring to them as the "Sisters in Pain," a name they embraced. These are their stories. Linda Elisabeth Beattie and Mary Angela Shaughnessy's interviews of seven of the Sisters in Pain detail the physical, sexual, or psychological abuse they suffered at the hands of their husbands or boyfriends, battery beyond comprehension. Anyone who has ever asked, "Why don't they just leave?" will come to understand the interconnected strands of abuse that make just living through another day a personal triumph. Beattie and Shaughnessy address the pervasive nature of domestic violence in America and explore the legal ramifications of fighting back. Their interviews with the Sisters in Pain reveal the ways in which these women have picked up the pieces of their shattered lives and learned to face the future.

The New York Times Theater Reviews

Insinuation, Insult And Retaliation In Quick Time 'The Donahue Sisters' Irish Arts
Center Three tart-tongued middle-aged Irish sisters gather In the attic of their
dying father's house after a 20- year separation, all so full of malicious fun in "The
 ...

The New York Times Theater Reviews


Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of California

Opinion of the Court — Sawyer , C . J . brothers and sisters and mother , and to
the children of any deceased brother or sister by right of representation . If the
property of such intestate was acquired by inheritance , the surviving mother will
not ...

Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of California


Legendary Locals of Cullman County

Then the sisters took on another project: building the beautiful Sacred Heart
Chapel, providing much-needed work for ... Sister Josephine Feldung, Sister
Annunciata Janeway, Scholastica Feldung, Sister Mary Donahue, Sister Mary
Grace ...

Legendary Locals of Cullman County

In search of opportunity and freedom from oppression, European emigrants boarded ships, leaving behind their ancestral homes. They carved new lives from the unknown wilderness in the American South. The Speegle family settled in what would become southwest Cullman County, and the Brindley family claimed lands to the north. From the historic Streight s Raid exploit of the Civil War to the agricultural and social development of this region of northern Alabama, these early pioneers marched into history. In 1865, Col. Johann G. Cullmann, who was disillusioned with the anarchism in his native Germany, also sought new opportunity in America, eventually settling in Alabama. After being enticed by Colonel Cullmann s descriptive words of the area s virgin timber and fertile soils, five German families joined him. Encouraged by what they found, optimism flourished, word spread, and Cullman County s destiny was set. Its growth has been constant, and, today, its expansion is propelling the area to new heights of economic prominence."

Illustrative Cases in Realty

SAWYER , C. J. James Donahue died in Santa Clara County on the 17th of
August , 1862 , leaving a surviving wife ... Peter Donahue , another equal
undivided third to the surviving sister , Margaret Donahue , and the remaining
third to the ...

Illustrative Cases in Realty


Illustrative Cases in Realty

SAWYER , C . J . James Donahue died in Santa Clara County on the 17th of
August , 1862 , leaving a surviving wife , Mary ... Peter Donahue , another equal
undivided third to the surviving sister , Margaret Donahue , and the remaining
third to ...

Illustrative Cases in Realty


New York

... this comedy by the brother - and - sister team of David and Amy Sedaris in
which six women from various points on the ... the aggressively hetero The
Donahue Sisters — It's a combination of written by Glenn Wein and Amy Lord
Blumsack .

New York


Supreme Court

The service wire that ran into the Donahue house was renewed in 1899. The
Donahue house had electricity for some years prior to tha :. I am quite certain the
service wires running from this pole in front of the Sisters ' House to the Donahue
 ...

Supreme Court


The State of Play

... 32 The Cavalcaders ( Roche ) 16 The Commitments ( Doyle ) 88 The Crime of
Castlereagh ( Sands ) 130 , 133 The Death and Resurrection of Mr Roche ( Kilroy
) 19 The Death of Humpty Dumpty ( Reid ) 160 The Donahue Sisters ( Aron ) 94 ...

The State of Play


Sweeter Life

He remembered clearly the day the Donahue sisters showed up at high school .
Their father , Jim , a doctor from Waterford , had just moved to town to set up
practice . He had an enormous handlebar moustache and round wire - rimmed ...

Sweeter Life

Tim Wynveen, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Best First Book prize, has outdone himself with his new novel, masterfully weaving themes of creativity, memory, time, loss and reconnection into the fragmented lives of the Owen family Ten years after their parents die in a car accident, Cyrus, Isabel and Hank Owen are still trying to put their lives in order. Hank, the eldest, is in prison. The second-born, Isabel, is on the verge of divorce. Cyrus, the youngest in the family, is consumed by a crazy dream -- to one day become a rock star. Three siblings; three solitary figures looking for a way forward; three separate melodic lines that, when they meet, cause more dissonance than harmony. As the story begins, Cyrus quits school and hits the road with the Jimmy Waters Revival, a curious entertainment that combines the southern fire of a Jimmy Swaggart with the oral narratives of a modern-day Homer. Even within his adopted musical family, Cyrus struggles to find his way, too caught up in his dream to see his life for what it really is, and after twelve years of wandering, he returns home a broken man. Yet his time on the road has taught him how important it is to strike a balance between individual and group, soloist and ensemble -- lessons that will serve Cyrus well when he tries to make a new start with Hank and Isabel. As he pays more attention to the needs of his fractured family and old friends, he begins to create for the first time in his life the sweet and elusive music of human connection. From the Hardcover edition.

The New Yorker

THE DONAHUE SISTERS — In Geraldine Aron's thin comedy - drama , three
siblings — a homebody , an addled London housewife , and a jaded New York
writer - gather at their family's home in Ireland for some sisterly sniping , a huge
joint ...

The New Yorker