The team that brought you last year’s musical stage show hit Grease and the previous year’s Does Your Mama Know and so many other classics over the last fifteen years are pleased to present Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Coat in the Colaiste Dun Iascaigh hall from Thursday, November 21, right through to Sunday, November 24.
The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colours comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable as told by two narrators who will be played in this production by Caoimhe Hickey and Mary Condon O’Connor.
As the show takes to the stage we see Joseph (Cathal Boyle), his father’s (Kieran Tobin) favourite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.
He is purchased by Potiphar (Dylan Walsh) where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife (Ashley McInerney) lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (Lorcan Blake) wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis, Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command.
Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly in their own lives, unknowingly find themselves grovelling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel.
Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
This promises to be a truly colourful stage extravaganza once again at the school.
Tickets are priced at €12 each or €40 for a family ticket for four and you can get yours from Colaiste Dun Iascaigh’s office, from The Heritage, The Square, or on the door on the night.