After a two year break the Amateur Drama Festival circuit resumes this week. In preparation, Ballycogley Players, who won the All Ireland Confined Finals in 2018 with The Night Alive by Conor McPherson, make a welcome return to Wexford Arts Centre by putting on the amateur première production of The Beacon by Nancy Harris on Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th starting at 8pm and, tickets €14/12 at https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873624288
The production goes to Our Lady’s Island on Friday, March 11th at 8pm, tickets and €10 available at the door. The group will take part in Festivals in New Ross, Tipperary, Carnew, Shercock, Kilmuckridge, Ballinamore and Wexford.
About The Beacon by Nancy Harris, it was commissioned by Druid Theatre in 2016 for a co-production with the Gate Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2019.
A mysterious accident. A dead husband. People are talking. Secrets are resurfacing from the depths. Beiv, (played by Pauline Doyle), a celebrated artist, has moved from her suburban home in Dublin to her holiday cottage off the Cork coast. Her estranged son and his new young wife arrive, and she must face some difficult questions. It’s an intriguing, thoughtful and humorous play with some adult themes. Over 16’s.