Monthly Archives: October 2016

There were dramatic autumn beginnings for our company, planned and designed, as we threw down red carpets and sent aspirations to the gods of dry weather for the arrival of the Vikings. Of course I’m talking about our Oslo Askeraden Drama friends who arrived on our shores on September 29th to perform their version of ‘Peer Gynt’ for the Donegal Bay & Bluestacks Festival. Warm hugs and huge smiles joined us all back together in a bonding moment. We set off for a celebration union dinner in the resplendent Sandhouse Hotel, Rossnowlagh. In this perfect setting we were treated like royalty and dined like kings as our guests  gazed in awe at the Atlantic Ocean waves. After dinner we were  entertained with Irish…

Ballyshannon Drama Society presents ‘Our Town’ by Thornton Wilder, directed by Anne Mc Hugh & Geraldine Diver. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. The show will run in the Abbey Arts Centre for four nights: Tuesday 11th October, Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th, at 8pm each night.  While there is no traditional set in Wilder’s play, there is an abundance of characters, as there is in any small town. Over twenty actors will take to the stage tonight, some familiar to the Abbey audience, but many new and full of talent. Our journey through ‘Our Town’ is guided by the Stage…

‘Our Town’ opens in the Abbey Arts Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 11th, and features over 20 cast members, some of whom you may recognise, and some you will hopefully see more of in years to come!  Directed by Ann Mc Hugh & Geraldine Diver, the play is a classic of American theatre which poses particular challenges as there is virtually no set! Tickets are €10 on opening night and €15 each night after that. To book, phone 0719851375 between 10 and 4. Tickets will also be available on the door.