Act­ing stars of the fu­ture ‘break a leg’

Bray People - - News - Paula BURNS

LAST MON­DAY NIGHT the Bray In­sti­tute of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion pre­sented an evening with a dif­fer­ence at the Grey­stones The­atre.

Show­case 2008 fea­tured the film and stage stars of to­mor­row in a star-stud­ded per­for­mance.

A packed au­di­ence filled the the­atre to see the third-year per­form­ing art stu­dents like they have never been seen be­fore, in their best per­for­mance yet.

The am­bi­tion, pro­fes­sion­al­ism, com­mit­ment and tal­ent was show­cased for all through­out ev­ery per­for­mance.

Some eight stu­dents who were, Sarah Gal­lagher, Sarah-Louise Car­ney, Dean Brown, Conor Donelan, John Costello, Ea­monn Hearns, Joanna Mullen and Mar­ian Car­roll took to the stage to per­form some of their favourite pieces from the stage and the big screen.

With her stun­ning long wavy hair, Sarah Gal­lagher showed a true pro­fes­sion­al­ism as she cap­tured the au­di­ence with scenes from the great­est clas­sics like Shake­speare and Ten­nesse Wil­liams.

With his Or­lando Bloom looks and Johnny Depp tal­ent, Conor Donelan put on a stun­ning per­for­mance last Mon­day.

From the set of the Tu­dors to the stage of the Grey­stones the­atre, Sarah Bol­ger gave two con­vinc­ing in­ter­pre­ta­tions of ex­cerpts from Good Will Hunt­ing and The Star Span­gled Girl.

The self pro­fessed ‘born ac­tor’, Dean Brown show­cased his tal­ent in more clas­si­cal roles in­ter­pret­ing ex­tracts from King Lear, Stones in His Pocket and Good Will Hunt­ing.

In a bit of a ver­sa­tile twist, John Costello chal­lenged his own ver­sa­til­ity su­perbly by bring­ing Ross O’Car­roll Kelly’s char­ac­ter and James Martin’s gay vam­pire to the stage.

Ea­monn Hearns, who has many in­ter­ests from film and stage act­ing to stage man­age­ment or film di­rec­tor­ship, proved he would be great in front or be­hind the cam­era with his in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Hamlet and Richard III.

For as long as she can re­mem­ber, Joanna Mullen has al­ways wanted to be an ac­tress and this was ob­vi­ous by her fan­tas­tic per­for­mance last Mon­day.

Mar­ian Car­roll started young and her ca­reer has di­rected to­wards singing.

Her dream is to com­bine her act­ing ca­reer with her pas­sion for singing and her po­ten­tial to ful­fil this dream was ob­vi­ous as she sang, ‘I dreamed a dream’ from Les Miserables.

The au­di­ence was kept en­thralled through­out each and ev­ery per­for­mance and a great night of the­atri­cal en­ter­tain­ment was had by all.

Sarah Gal­lagher lights up the stage.

John Costel­loe gets in char­ac­ter.

The Bray In­sti­tute of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion Class 2008 Per­form­ing Arts Show­case in Grey­stones The­atre, back: Ea­mon Hearns, John Costel­loe, Conor Don­nelan. Front: Mar­ion Car­roll, Sarah Louise Car­ney, Dean Browne, Sarah Gal­lagher and Joanne Mullen.

Conor Donelan and Mar­ion Car­roll.

Dean Browne in full cos­tume.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.