Photos from last night’s production of ‘Any Given Day’ by Yellow Moon Theatre Group and the prize-giving ceremony are now online in the Gallery, thanks to Festival Photographer John Fallon.
THE RESULTS OF THE 62nd BALLYSHANNON DRAMA FESTIVAL:
1. Bradán Players ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’
2. Letterkenny Music and Drama Society ‘The Chronicles of Long Kesh’
3. Corn Mill Theatre ‘The Devil’s Ceilí‘
Best Actress: Helena Stout as Marsha in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’
Best Actor: George Hogan as George in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’
Best Producer: Jenny Ní Lúcáis, Bradán Players, ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’
1. Phoenix Players ‘The Wood of the Whispering’
2. Pomeroy Players ‘Portia Coughlan’
3. DADS ‘On Such As We’
Best Actress: Mairead Eastwood as Portia Coughlan in ‘Portia Coughlan’ (Pomeroy)
Best Actor: Maurice Keogh as Sanbatch in ‘The Wood of the Whispering’ (Phoenix Players)
Best Producer: Peter Davey, ‘Wood of the Whispering’ (Phoenix Players)
FULL LIST OF RESULTS:
- Supporting Actors: Pat Feely and Eamon Gallagher in ‘Wood of the Whispering’
- Versatile Acting: Eoin Mc Ghiolla Bride for Toot and Others in ‘The Chronicles of Long Kesh’
- Michelle Reade as Honey in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’
- The Margaret McGinley Award for Best Lighting: Philip Mc Intyre ‘The Devil’s Ceilí’ (Nominations: Devil’s Ceili, Chronicles of Long Kesh, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf)
- The Maureen Kane Award for Best Stage Manager: JC Bonnar for ‘Parlour Song’ (Butt Drama Circle)
- The Mary Monaghan Award for Best Set: Jonathan Finnegan for ‘The Devil’s Ceilí‘ (Nominations: Devil’s Ceili , Parlour Song, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf)
- The Billy Myles Audience Award: Corn Mill Theatre Company ‘The Devil’s Ceilí’
Tonight’s production is ‘Any Given Day’ by Linda Mc Lean presented by Yellow Moon Theatre Group. The play centres around a vulnerable couple desperately trying to cope with the world around them and a fledgling romance that promises warmth to people left in the cold. But, as in real life, everything does not run smoothly, small decisions have devastating impacts on those least expecting it and the audience are left questioning their own responsibilities and attitudes. Curtain at 7.30 to facilitate the Awards Ceremony following the public adjudication.
John Fallon’s photos of last night’s production, ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ presented by Bradan, are now online in the Gallery.
Congratulations to cast and crew of ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ on coming second in the Open category in the Enniskillen Drama Festival. In addition, Rachel O’Connor once again won Best Actress, Sinead Luke won Most Promising Actor, Ann Mc Hugh received a nomination for Best Director, Richard Hurst received a nominated for Best Actor and Conor Beattie was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Manuel.
Tonight’s production is ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ by Edward Albee, presented by Bradán Players. first produced on Broadway in 1962, to critical acclaim. Set in America, in the living room of a house in a small New England college, Martha, daughter of the college president, unbeknownst to her husband Gerorge, a professor of history, has invited Nick & Honey, new arrivals to the college, for a late night gathering. What follows is a night of alcohol-fuelled and emotionally charged drama. This is a play in three acts with an interval. Curtain at 8.15pm.
John Fallon’s photos from the seventh show in the Ballyshannon Drama Festival, ‘Portia Coughlan’ by the Pomeroy Players, are now online in the Gallery, and photos from both the performance of ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ as well as the Awards Ceremony in the Kiltyclogher Drama Festival can be seen on the Current Production page.
Tonight’s production is ‘Portia Coughlan’ by Marina Carr, presented by the Pomeroy Players. The play is set in the Belmont valley. The stage incorporates three spaces: the living room of Portia Coughlan’s House, the bank of the Belmont river and the bar of the High Chapperal. Portia Coughlan, who is now thirty, struggles to come to terms with the death of her twin brother 15 years previously. Her family seems unable to reach her and all who touch her life are inescapably aware of her turmoil. Throughout the play her energies are seen to have been consumed by the battle she fights between reuniting with Gabriel in death and escaping his fatal hold on her life. Curtain at 8.15pm.