The Successful TD follows the trials, tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of Tull McAdoo as he seeks reelection to the Dail in the “October Elections”.
Though written in 1967, John B Keane displays an edge for humor and satire that is uncomfortably close to the politics of today. Peppered with Keane’s gallery of madcap characters, this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the very start.
“Any man with a vote is a man to be respected. I’ll play with them, lie to them, sing dumb about them while I have a chance of a vote. That’s my livelihood. Don’t give me no more stink about the truth. Christ told the truth and they crucified Him…”
Based on The Letters of A Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State by John B Keane.
Adapted for the stage by Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy and Michael Scott.
Starring Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy.
Directed by Michael Scott.
Through Arrangement with Mercier Press.