Stage set for drama week
The stage is set for the tenth anniversary South Wicklow Drama Festival which takes place at St. Brigid's Hall, Carnew, from Thursday, March 20, to Friday, March 28.
THE STAGE is set for the tenth anniversary South Wicklow Drama Festival which takes place at St. Brigid's Hall, Carnew, from Thursday, March 20, to Friday, March 28.
Details of the event were unveiled at a launch night in The Lodge, Carnew, recently. Founder member and director of Kilrush Drama Group Michael Byrne officially launched the festival. The Drama Group is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, and Michael was also one of the founder members of the South Wicklow Drama Festival. He has directed over 120 productions over the years, and he has won many accolades for directing over the years.
The Festival Committee under the leadership of Chairman Brendan Doyle, have put together another entertaining line up of plays for drama fans, and they thanked all their sponsors for their continued support.
The Festival will be opened by Alan Corcoran of South East Radio.
The adjudicator for the festival is Patrick Sutton, author and Director of the Gaiety School of Acting, and the National Theatre School of Ireland.
The shows start nightly at 8 p.m. except Friday, March 28, when the play begins at 7.30 p.m. Admission nightly is €10, and patrons' tickets are available for €35 or €20 for students, which cover all nine nights. They are on sale from Candy's Carnew; Mrs. Kennedy, Main Street; from any of the Festival Committee; or on the door on the opening night.
The programme is as follows:
Thursday, March 20: 'Thy Will be Done' by Craanford Drama Group.
Friday, March 21: 'The Weir' by Kilmuckridge Drama Group.
Saturday, March 22: 'Little Gem' by Take 5.
Sunday, March 23: 'A View From the Bridge' by Thurles Drama Group.
Monday, March 24: 'Other Desert Cities' by Wexford Drama Group.
Tuesday, March 25: 'Big Maggie' by Bridge Drama.
Wednesday, March 26: 'April Bright' by Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group.
Thursday, March 27: 'Animal Farm by the Rasper Players.
Friday, March 28: 'The Hen Night Epiphany' by the Ballycogley Players.