Friday 14 December 2018

Bumper theatre in store for Western Drama Festival's 75th year

Tubbercurry Talk

There is a lot happening in Tubbercurry Drama in the coming season. With their 75 year celebration, the Phoenix Players present an excellent new Sam Shepard play with a brilliant cast. There are also lots of events to complement the 75 year celebration.

The Western Drama Festival committee is busy preparing for the 2018 Three Act Drama Festival. It is running from March 2nd-10th in St Brigid's Hall Theatre at 8 pm nightly.

Eileen Davey, PRO of the committee, said there is so much to look forward to during the festival. She added: "We welcome you all to our Launch which will take place on Sunday night, February 18th just after the performance of the wonderful Drawer Boy, presented by the Beeznees Theatre Company. "Famous for an excellent night out this Beeznees play has a terrific cast.

"To complement the occasion the Western Drama Festival committee will host a wine reception just after the play and introduce our 2018 Programme of plays and events to celebrate our 75 year anniversary. "It promises to be a lovely evening in St Brigid's Hall," Eileen added.

Eileen said: "Already there is a brilliant buzz and air of expectation for the coming drama season, the festival is a huge hit and receives fantastic support from the people and businesses in South Sligo and environs for Drama events."

Tickets can be purchased through the Hawk's Well Theatre on 071 9161518. A season ticket costs €60 and this includes a complimentary programme. Complementing the Western Drama Festival celebration of 75 years is a special exhibition 'Celebrating Creativity in our Community' which will be held in partnership with Tubbercurry Community Library- Sligo Library Service from March 6th to 10th. Artists interested in submitting work reflecting life in the community should contact Anne Marie Hegarty on 086 8066662 or Eileen Davey on 087 9791942. All art forms are acceptable i.e. Painting, sketching, sculpture, photography etc.

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