Tonight sees the return of the Phoenix Players, Tubercurry, with Flann O’Brien’s ‘The Third Policeman’ to the Abbey stage.

Tubercurry Third PolicemanIs it about a bicycle? Is it about Heaven? Is it about Hell? Is it about God? Is it about Life? Is it about Death? In Flann O’Brien’s hilarious, curious play ‘The Third Policeman’, we meet dead men walking. However, this will not be the strangest encounter you will have over the course of this evening. In this play you will hear of people who can see the colour of the wind, see bicycles that are half people and among other things watch an elevator descend to Eternity so with an open mind and an attuned ear suspend your disbelief and ENJOY!

 

MAN – ALAN SEERY

JOHN DIVINEY – SHANE KEYES

JOE (THE SOUL) – GRAINNE BRENNAN

OLD MATHERS – PADRAIC NEARY

TRICKY YOUNG MAN – FRANCIS BRENNAN

SERGEANT PLUCK – EAMONN GALLAGHER

POLICEMAN MAC CRUISKEEN – GERRY MAYE

O’FEERSA – CLARE MCLOUGHLIN/CAROLINE MCGOWAN

INSPECTOR O’CORKY – MARY T MANNION

MICHAEL GILHANEY – MARK DUNNE

POLICEMAN FOX – PADRAIC NEARY

PEGEEN MEERS – SHÓNA O’DOWD

DIRECTOR – PETER DAVEY

 

‘The Third Policeman’, the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, March 16th, 8.15pm.

Contact John on 0863743207 or the Abbey Arts Centre box office on 0719851375 to avoid disappointment.

‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’, the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, March 15th, 8.15pm.

Tonight sees the return of Letterkenny Music and Drama Group to our drama festival as they present Eugene O’Neill’s classic ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’.

Long Day's Journey Into NightA semi-autobiographical account of O’Neill’s own upbringing, it tells the tragic story of the damaged and tormented Tyrone family over a long hot summer’s day in Connecticut in 1912. As the day progresses, they gradually come to terms with their addictions, their blame on each other and their own over-riding guilt as long built-up family tensions rise to the surface and threaten to destroy them.

Over the years it has been performed by actors as diverse as Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Olivier, Jeremy Irons, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Dennehy, David Suchet, Laurie Metcalf and Philip Seymour Hoffman to name just a few with the most notable recent production taking place on Broadway last year with Gabriel Byrne and Jessica Lange in the lead roles.

 

 

JAMES TYRONE – ANTHONY DELAP

MARY CAVAN TYRONE (HIS WIFE) – GERALDINE GALLIGAN

JAMES TYRONE (THE ELDEST SON) – MARTIN HASSON

EDMUND TYRONE (THEIR YOUNGER SON) – JOSEPH GALLAGHER

CATHLEEN (SERVANT GIRL) – ELAINE GILLESPIE

DIRECTOR – KIERAN KELLY

PRODUCER – PLUINCÉAD Ó FEARRAIGH

ASSISTANT PRODUCER – DIARMUID Ó GALLCHOIR

‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’, the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, March 15th, 8.15pm.

Contact John on 0863743207 or the Abbey Arts Centre box office on 0719851375 to avoid disappointment.

Tonight we have our first entry in the Open category as Lifford Players present ‘Abigail’s Party’ by Mike Leigh.

Abigail's PartyThe play is a suburban situation comedy of manners. Beverly Moss invites her new neighbors over for drinks. People loosen up as the alcohol takes effect. All the prejudices and fears of the protagonists are ruthlessly exposed.

 

 

BEVERLY – CLARE TUTTLE

LAURENCE – EDWARD FLANAGAN

ANGELA – ANDREA EMMET T

TONY – GILBERT YOUNG

SUSAN – DEE DEE DIVER

DIRECTOR – EDWARD FLANAGAN

CREW

Lighting: Jarlath Houston; Sound: Robert Mc Crea; Stage Manager: Jonny Brennan;

Make Up: Kate Redmond; Crew: Tom Nelis, Mike Redmond, Aidan O’Doherty

 

 

‘Abigail’s Party’, the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, March 14th, 8.15pm.

 

Contact John on 0863743207 or the Abbey Arts Centre box office on 0719851375 to avoid disappointment.

‘The Hen Night Epiphany’, the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, March 13th, 8.15pm.

Tonight at the Ballyshannon Drama Festival sees the return of the Newtownstewart Theatre Company with their production of ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’.

Hen Night EpiphanyShould some secrets never be kept no matter what the cost? Five women come together to help clear out a run-down cottage a week before the wedding of its new owner, Una. Joining her on this hen night of sorts are her two best friends, Kelly and Triona, her soon to be mother-in-law, Olive, and Olive’s best friend, Anita. But Una is keeping a secret that, if revealed, will detroy all hopes of her dream wedding and living happily ever after with the love of her life. As the play unfolds, we see the women, one by one, forced to confront awkward truths of their own.

NTC have been in existence for a few years now, this will be their third year on the circuit. The group performed Frank Mc Guinness “The Factory Girls” last year to great success and are very much looking forward to the 2017 Festivals.

 

UNA – CIARA CONNOLLY

KELLY – MARIA HARKIN

TRIONA – LISA CALLAGHAN

OLIVE – GILLIAN MAYSE

ANITA – BRIEGE MC SORLEY

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR – FINTAN GALLAGHER

 

‘The Hen Night Epiphany’, the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, March 13th, 8.15pm.

Contact John on 0863743207 or the Abbey Arts Centre box office on 0719851375 to avoid disappointment.