‘Stage’ is set for Duhallow drama
THE stage is set for a new initiative to promote drama in Duhallow, and it is the brainchild of local playwrights Mike Guerin and Mary Angland.
‘Staged’ is aimed to promote new work by emerging writers and to give young adults and children the opportunity to become involved with drama.
Mary Angland is no stranger to drama as she is a founding member of Newmarket Drama Group, which was formed back in the 1990s, and her own plays have been staged in Friars’ Gate Theatre in Kilmallock, as well as Kanturk Arts Festival and Culture Night in Kanturk.
Mary’s play, ‘A night in September’ will be performed in Glash Community Centre by an experienced cast drawn from throughout Duhallow, and it includes Rockchapel’s Noelene Quinn, award-winning actor Martin O’Riordan from Banteer, and promising young teenage actor Abby Reynolds from Newmarket.
‘A Night in September’ is the second and final play dealing with the events of the revolutionary period in Ireland from 1916-1923.
It tells the story of the Sheridans, a well-to-do Catholic farming family, and is set in the fictitious village of Curramore in west Limerick in 1920.
It portrays how one decision sets in train a series of events that lead to the destruction of everything the family holds dear.
Mike Guerin’s play ‘Sides’ gives a glimpse into the minds of a husband and wife while they cope with the stress of their child’s illness, and it features Michelle Enright, Marie Hourigan, Susannah Guerin and Mike Guerin.
Younger actors will also take to the stage with the Newtivity Youth Drama’s production of ‘Sistergood of the Lost Bars’, which takes a whimsical look at the not so distant future, where a group of young people comes to terms with a very modern, unnatural disaster that leaves them bewildered.
Newtivity’s actors are teenagers from around the north Cork area.
They have had a very busy year, performing in ‘Staged’ in February; Newmarket’s Got Talent; and Kanturk Arts Festival.
Also appearing in this initiative is singer/guitarist Maedhbh Walsh and musician Stephen Delee.
Staged is running for three nights in Glash Community Centre on November 8, 9 and 10, and the curtains will go up at 8pm.
To pre-book tickets, which cost €10, please phone (087) 412 4741.
Newmarket’s Michelle Barry (left) and Abby Reynolds (right) will take part in Staged. They will perform in Mike Guerin’s play, ‘Sides’ which gives a glimpse into the minds of a husband and wife while they cope with the stress of their child’s illnes. Staged will run for three nights in Glash Communtiy Centre on November 8,9,10 which will start at 8pm.
Newtivity Youth Drama members, Laura O’Connor, Justin Bowman, Abby Reynolds, Jayne Harrington, Charlene Drumm, Rachel Collins and Ciara O’Regan getting ready for “Staged” in Glash Community Centre, November 8, 9 and 10th at 8pm.
Actor Martin O’Riordan will take part in Staged which is aimed to promote new work by emerging writers and to give young adults and children the opportunity to take in drama. Martin will take part in ‘A night in September’ which was writer by Mary Angland.