Ac­tors im­press in Cool­gre­any

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

TOP HON­OURS went to Dublin and Ca­van at the Cool­gre­any One Act Drama Fes­ti­val last week held in St Mogue’s Hall in Inch.

Balally Play­ers from Dun­drum were the win­ners in the Open Sec­tion with their pro­duc­tion of The Gi­ant Killers, while Sil­lan Play­ers from Ca­van were named the over­all win­ners in the Con­fined Sec­tion with The Long Wet Grass.

St Mogue’s Hall was packed to ca­pac­ity on all three nights of the fes­ti­val as nine groups from across coun­ties Wex­ford and Wick­low fought hard to reach the All Ire­land fi­nal, which is be­ing held in Kil­muck­ridge this December.

Ad­ju­di­ca­tor Ge­off O’Keefe said he was very im­pressed with the fes­ti­val, com­ple­ment­ing each group on their pro­duc­tion.

Other win­ners were: Best De­sign – Sil­lan Play­ers; Au­di­ence Award – Bailiebor­ough Drama Group for Smile Hand­some; Ad­ju­di­ca­tor’s Award – Me­gan Mo­ra­han from Bridge Drama and Liz O’Han­lon from Bailiebor­ough Drama Group.

Con­fined Sec­tion: 1, Sil­lan Play­ers from county Ca­van, ‘The Long Wet Grass’; Best Di­rec­tor, Yvonne Sey­mour, Sil­lan Play­ers; Best Per­former, Eva Fid­geon, Sil­lan Play­ers; Best Sup­port­ing Per­former, Char­lene Cad­den, Bailiebor­ough Drama Group.

Open Sec­tion: 1, Balally Play­ers from Dun­drum, ‘The Gi­ant Killers’; Best Di­rec­tor, Gary Wall, Balally Play­ers; Best Per­former, Sean Mur­phy, Balally Play­ers; Best Sup­port­ing Per­former, Maura Lavelle, Bridge­wa­ter Theatre Group.

Cool­gre­any Drama group thanked the fes­ti­val com­mit­tee for plan­ning and or­gan­is­ing the fes­ti­val and to those who made sure each night ran smoothly.

Ad­ju­di­ca­tor Ge­off O’Ke­effe was also thanked for his en­ter­tain­ing and in­for­ma­tive as­sess­ments each night as was main spon­sor Whizzy In­ter­net.

Cast mem­bers Michael Whe­lan, John Byrne and Pat Cur­ren from the Way­side Play­ers pro­duc­tion of ‘Rid­ers to the Sea’.

Mag­gie Mur­phy, Fiona O’ Gor­man and Michele Bur­ton.

David and Ciard Far­relly of Sil­lan Play­ers mov­ing one of the props.

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