By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy
Summer theatre comes to the Presentation Arts Centre at Enniscorthy with the world premiere of Farsiders, a new play written and directed by local talent Fintan Kelly from August 24-27th which was launched at a pleasant reception held tonight (Wednesday) in the IFA Farm Centre at Enniscorthy.
Liam Doyle, Chairman of Enniscorthy Drama Group thanked Fintan Kelly for writing the play “because without a play we couldn’t have any great cause to be here,” and he complimented Fintan for giving his time to produce and direct the play as well, and he thanked the cast and committee in producing this play.
Local journalist and broadcaster Jimmy Gahan said he was privileged that Fintan asked him to launch his play. “apart from being a wonderful actor and theatrical personality” Fintan is a wonderful and successful person that has appeared in many plays and film pieces, including Fair City (RTE 1). Gahan gave a detailed outline of his progress and success and he wished him well with the world premiere of Farsiders which marks his additional debut as a playwright.
Maria Nolan acted as master of ceremonies welcomed the invited guests, especially Minister James Browne and Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan whom she stated “both have been tremendous supporters of drama in Enniscorthy” and she acknowledged the absence of Deputy Paul Kehoe who is enjoying holidays, on behalf of the talented super star Fintan Kelly.