By Dan Walsh
The 15th annual South Wicklow Drama Festival will be officially opened by popular veteran All-Ireland winning producer Mick Byrne from Kilrush Drama Group in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on Sunday night and it runs for seven nights.
There is a strong Wexford involvement with six groups taking to the stage. The adjudicator is Ciaran McCauley with curtains up at 8pm nightly, except Saturday, March 26th when a 7.30pm start is planned to facilitate the final adjudication and presentation of prizes.
Line up of Plays for the Festival:
Sunday 20th March: Coolgreany Amateur Dramatic Society – The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
Monday 21st March: Ballycogley Players – The Beacon by Nancy Harris
Tuesday 22nd March: Kilmuckdridge Dramp Group – The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge
Wednesday 23rd March: Bunclody /Kilmyshal –The Good Father by Christine O’Reilly
Thursday 24th March: Camross Drama Group – The Kings of the Kilburn Highroad by Jimmy Murphy
Friday 25th March: Prosperous Dramatic Society – God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
Saturday 26th March: Saturday 26th March – Class by Kilrush Drama Group
Patron Tickets for the Festival are available from any of the Festival Committee, from Mark Kennedy in Hall’s Shop, Main Street, Carnew; Carnew Training & Development Centre and from Candy’s, Carnew. Purchasing a patron ticket enables audience participation to the seven plays listed for just €35.