Tonight’s production is ‘The Wood of The Whispering’ by the Phoenix Players of Tubercurry. The loss of traditional rural values in the West of Ireland is central to this play. Emigration has led to a decline in marriage and children. Those left there totter in to old age. But Sanbatch Daly, a descendant of the derelict Big House is determined to reverse the problem of rural decline. Curtain at 8.15.
Congrats to cast and crew of ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ on taking 3rd in the Castleblaney Drama Festival and especially to Rachel O’Connor who won Best Actress for her role as Evelyn O’Meara!
The 62nd Ballyshannon Drama Festival opens on Saturday, March 8th with the Newpoint Players production of ‘Frankenstein‘, Sean Treanor’s adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic, in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon (this is of particular significance to Ballyshannon as Mary Shelley’s grandmother, Elizabeth Dixon, lived on Main Street). Curtain is strictly 8.15pm . Tickets will be on sale at the box office. Season tickets can be collected from a separate stand in the lobby.
The Abbey Centre is open today and tomorrow between 2 and 4 for ticket sales. Season tickets are €60 per person, which is excellent value as this gives you access to all 9 night. Season tickets can be collected in The Abbey Centre during the festival. Tickets will also be available on the door each night.
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There will be a meeting of the Ballyshannon Drama Society at 7.30pm in The Abbey Centre this evening, Wed. March 5th, to discuss arrangements for the upcoming Drama Festival.