THE TENTH Rush Drama Festival will see curtains open in February at the Millbank Theatre as Rush Dramatic Society prepare to host another fortnight of top class amateur drama.
The festival opens on Thursday, February 21 when the Moyne Drama Group will perform the popular John B. Keane play, Sive. On Friday, February 22, the Yellow Moon Theatre Company take to the Rush stage to perform Raftery's Hill by Marina Carr and it is another play by Carr, The Bog of Cats, that fills the programme on Saturday, February 23, performed by the Corofin Dramatic Society.
The Holycross-Balycahill Drama Group take centre stage at the Millbank on Sunday, February 24 with a performance of The God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza while on Monday, February 24 it is the Bunclody/ Kilmyshall Drama Group under the spotlight with Martin McDonagh's classic, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. The uniquely named Silken Thomas Players perform Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley on Tuesday, February 26 while it's the Bradán Players taking the stage on Wednesday, February 27 for their interpretation of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel.
On Thursday, February 28, the festival continues with Trad by Mark Doherty, performed by Millrace Drama Group. The final weekend of the festival sees the classic Playboy of the Western World performed by the Kilmeen Drama Group on the Friday night and on Saturday, March 2, the festival closed with a performance by Kilrush Drama Group of Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Each performance starts at 8pm nightly and admission is €12 or €10 for concessions. Season tickets are available at the cost of €85 for all 10 nights.