Full house for per­for­mances of two one-act win­ning plays

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

MANY gath­ered in St Mogue’s Hall in Inch to see the tal­ented mem­bers of the Cool­gre­any Am­a­teur Dra­matic So­ci­ety per­form two one-act plays by Ten­nessee Wil­liams.

‘Some­thing Un­spo­ken’, win­ner of the All-Ire­land One Act 2017, and ‘Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let me Lis­ten’, first place at the Gle­nealy Drama Fes­ti­val, were per­formed by a cast of four last Thurs­day night.

Sally Stevens of Cool­gre­any Am­a­teur Dra­matic So­ci­ety said they had a full house for their per­for­mance of the two plays.

‘Some­thing Un­spo­ken’ was di­rected by Ned Dempsey and starred Sally Stevens and Mag­gie Mur­phy. The play se­cured first place in the con­fined sec­tion of the All Ire­land One Act Drama Fes­ti­val fi­nals in Let­terkenny, Done­gal in De­cem­ber.

This was the fifth time Cool­gre­any reached the fi­nals and se­cured third, sec­ond, third and sec­ond re­spec­tively. The win see the so­ci­ety move to the open sec­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion next year.

‘Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let me Lis­ten’ starred Carl Nuzum and Paula Breen. ‘We were told last Satur­day we came first place in the Gle­nealy Drama Fes­ti­val for this play,’ added Sally.

Sally said the next show is called ‘Death and the Maiden by play­wright Ariel Dorf­man. It is a psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller di­rected by Sally. Stars of the show in­clude Denise Moules, Ea­monn O’Shiel and Richard Lister.

Per­for­mances will be on in St Mogue’s Hall in Inch on, March 1, 2, and 3. Tick­ets will soon be avail­able.

Cast mem­bers Carl Nuzum and Paula Breen D’Ary (Talk to Me Like The Rain and Let Me Lis­ten) and Sally Stevens and Mag­gie Mur­phy (Some­thing Un­spo­ken).

Ju­lia Kennedy, Frank Duffy and Brenda Donaughe.

Jackie Hig­gins, Noreen Hig­gins and San­dra Hill. Ray and Eithne O’Con­nor.

Ned Dempsey and Mary Gra­ham.

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