En­tries an­nounced for Kerry Drama Fes­ti­val

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE en­tries for the 31st Kerry Drama Fes­ti­val have been an­nounced. The event will be run from Satur­day, March 3rd to Satur­day, March 10th. in­clu­sive.

As has been the norm since its re­vival in 1988, the Ivyleaf Arts Cen­tre, Castleis­land will host the event and it will be opened by com­mit­tee mem­ber and Am­a­teur Drama Coun­cil of Ire­land Chair­man, Ai­dan Reidy. Ad­ju­di­ca­tor: Walker Ewart. Mr. Ewart has been in­volved with the am­a­teur drama cir­cuit for over thirty-five years as a di­rec­tor and ac­tor, as well as an ad­min­is­tra­tor.

He has ap­peared as an ac­tor in sev­eral Ul­ster and All-Ire­land fi­nals with Ban­gor and Hol­ly­wood drama clubs.

He has ad­ju­di­cated through­out Ire­land, in­clud­ing: the All-Ire­land Fi­nals in Athlone in 2008; the All-Ire­land One-Act Fi­nals in En­nis in 2003; the All-Ire­land Con­fined Fi­nals in Tralee in 2005 and the North­ern Ire­land One-Act Fi­nals in 2006.

In 2009 he ad­ju­di­cated the Bri­tish Fi­nal Fes­ti­val of One Act Plays in En­niskillen.

Satur­day, March 3: Sk­ib­bereen Theatre So­ci­ety with: ‘Abi­gail’s Party’ by Mike Leigh, / Con­fined sec­tion.

Sun­day, March 4: Ne­nagh Play­ers with: ‘Duet for One’ by Tom Kempin­ski / Open sec­tion.

Mon­day, March 5: Sli­abh Aughty Drama Group with: ‘Moon­glow’ by Kim Car­ney / Con­fined sec­tion.

Tues­day, March 6: Kil­worth Dra­matic So­ci­ety, Co. Cork with ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ by Martin McDon­agh / Con­fined sec­tion.

Wed­nes­day, March 7: Bride­view Drama Group with: ‘Stolen Child’ by Bair­bre Ní Chaoimh and Yvonne Quinn / Open sec­tion.

Thurs­day, March 8: Kilmeen Drama Group with: ‘The Shaugh­ran’ by Dion Bouci­cault / Open sec­tion.

Fri­day, March 9: Pros­per­ous Dra­matic So­ci­ety with: ‘Sylvia’ by A.R.Gur­ney / Open sec­tion.

Satur­day, March 10: Holy­cross/ Bal­lyc­ahill Drama Group with ‘Bad Girls’ by Rona Munro / Con­fined sec­tion.

Fi­nal ad­ju­di­ca­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion of tro­phies by fes­ti­val ad­ju­di­ca­tor, Walker Ewart. Shows nightly at 8pm. Ad­mis­sion: Adults €10. Sea­son Ticket: €60.Book­ing ser­vice tele­phone con­tact: 086 10 54 515

Photo by John Reidy

Ai­dan Reidy will open the 31st Kerry Drama Fes­ti­val at the Ivy Leaf Art Cen­tre on Satur­day night, March 3 in his ca­pac­ity as chair­man of the Am­a­teur Drama Coun­cil of Ire­land.

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