‘God of Carnage’ on Hiatus

God of Carnage PosterBallyshannon Drama Society’s production of ‘The God of Carnage’ is on hiatus (as playwright Yasmina Reza would put it) for a few days before assaulting the circuit again on Friday night.

The show has participated in four out of its eight festivals, and achieved fantastic results.

On February 28th, ‘Carnage’ made its circuit premier in Newtownstewart with great success, winning First Place, the Best Actor award for Richard Hurst, Best Director for Ann Mc Hugh and Best Set. A week later, Saturday the 7th of March, we closed the Castleblayney festival and took home the trophy for Second Place, with Patricia Keane winning Best Actress. The next day, Sunday, we headed to the Western Drama Festival,  Tubbercurry, and completed the run of three nights in the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, on Monday the 9th.

With one hectic weekend behind us, we have another big weekend ahead. On Friday (the 13th – may it be lucky for some!) we are in the Kiltyclogher Drama Festival, and then on Saturday night we hold tight and await the results from Tubbercurry, Enniskillen and Kiltyclogher. At the minute, with results in from only four festivals nationwide, we are in first place on the ADCI.ie leaderboard with 17 points (12 points for first place, 5 points for second)…of course that may all change as more results come in this weekend, but it’s a wonderful place to be until then!

If that’s not exciting enough, Saturday the 14th is also the opening night of the 63rd Ballyshannon Drama Festival. The festival opens with ‘Same Old Moon’ by Geraldine Aron, presented by St. Dympna’s, Dromore in the Confined category.