Weather Takes its Toll on Drama Festival Opening Night

Jerome Stack and Aidan Reidy 26/02/2018
Kerry Drama Festival and Ivy Leaf Art Centre Director, Jerome Stack (left) and Amateur Drama Council of Ireland Chairman, Aidan Reidy getting their house in order for the 31st Kerry Drama Festival at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre in Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Unfortunately, due to the current bad weather, Kerry Drama Festival will not open tonight, Saturday, March 3rd. and Skibbereen Theatre Society’s performance of ‘Abigail’s Party’ has been cancelled.

As of now the remainder of the festival is scheduled to get underway tomorrow night, Sunday, March 4th at 8pm.

Kerry Drama Festival Revised Schedule
“We hope to open our festival tomorrow night, Sunday, March 4th 2018. Due to the cancellation of tonight’s performance, we have had to make a few slight revisions to the schedule,” according to an update from the Kerry Drama Festival Committee.

“A big thank you to our groups, and our adjudicator Walker Ewart, for accommodating these changes,” said the statement.

Revised Kerry Drama Festival. Click on the image to enlarge.
Revised Kerry Drama Festival. Click on the image to enlarge.

The revised programme of events is as follows:

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

Monday, March 5th.: Skibbereen Theatre Society with ‘Abigail’s Party’ by Mike Leigh / / Confined section.

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 11th.: Sliabh Aughty Drama Group will present their play Moonglow by Kim Kearney / 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


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