Monthly Archives: March 2019

The 67thBallyshannon Drama Festival Awards March 17th, 2019 THE PATSY CROAL BLUE RIBAND (Sponsored by Celtic Weave): Prosperous Dramatic Society, ‘An Enemy of the People’ OPEN FIRST PLACE (Maureen Gallagher Award): Prosperous Dramatic Society, ‘An Enemy of the People’ SECOND PLACE (C. J. King Award): Ballyshannon Drama Society, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ THIRD PLACE (Jim Flynn Award): Corn Mill Theatre, ‘On Broken Wings’ BEST PRODUCER (John Stephens Cup): T. J. Duggan, Prosperous Dramatic Society, ‘An Enemy of the People’ BEST ACTOR (H.J. Travers Award): Robert Massey, Dr. Stockman,‘An Enemy of the People’, Prosperous Dramatic Society BEST ACTRESS (Eoin Carney Award): Rachel O’Connor, Lady Bracknell,‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, Ballyshannon Drama Society CONFINED FIRST PLACE (Commercial Hotel Cup): Mullingar Theatre Lab, ‘The Lonesome West’ SECOND…

Tonight, Prosperous Drama return to Ballyshannon to present Ibsen’s ‘Enemy of the People’ on the closing night of the drama festival. Please note the earlier start time of 7.30pm. The awards ceremony will begin approximately half an hour after the play ends. Power. Money. Morality. In a tight knit community, a shocking discovery comes to light and threatens the lifeblood of the town. Truth and honour are pitched against wild ambition and corruption in Ibsen’s emotional maelstrom. An ‘Enemy of the People’, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

SOLD OUT!! Tonight at the drama festival we welcome Ballyshannon Drama Society back to the Abbey Arts Centre stage with their production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history. The Ballyshannon Drama Society’s ingenious production…