The 28th annual Kerry Drama Festival will be held at the Ivy Leaf Arts Centre here in Castleisland from and including this Friday, March 6th to Saturday, March 14th. Open groups account for six of the nine nights with the three others in the confined category.
A great nine nights of top class entertainment are expected from the event. The festival has found an ideal home at ‘The Ivy-Leaf’ since its revival in March of 1988 after a lapse going back to 1971 in its then home in Killarney.
The 2015 festival will be opened on Friday night by Máire Holmes the Kerry County Council Writer in Residence at 730pm. Shows nightly at 8pm.
Friday 6th March: Corofin Dramatic Society with The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow.
Saturday 7th March: Brideview Drama Group with Portia Coughlan by Marina Carr.
Sunday 8th March: Shoestring Theatre Company with Trad by Mark Doherty.
Monday 9th March: Holycross/Ballycahill Drama Group with Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington
Tuesday 10th March: Mullagh Entire Drama Group with Cupid Wore Skirts by Sam Cree
Wednesday 11th March: Ballyduff Drama Group with Takin’ Over the Asylum by Donna Franceschild
Thursday 12th March: Palace Players, Fermoy with Conversations on a Homecoming by Tom Murphy
Friday 13th March: Kilmeen Drama Group with Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman
Saturday 14th March: Skibbereen Theatre Society with Family Plot by Darragh Carville
Adjudicator, Tony Rushforth is a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators and a graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and he lives in Surrey in the UK. The booking line for the festival is: 086 10 54 515