Local Flavour to Last Four Plays of 32nd Kerry Drama Festival

Kerry Drama Festival members pictured with special guests at the official opening on Friday night in Castleisland. Included are: Mary Murphy: Jerone Stack festival director; Ailbhe Garvey-Hughes, festival adjudicator; Owen McMahon who officially opened the festival and Aidan Reidy. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Huge interest and great crowds are the order of the 32nd annual Kerry Drama Festival week to date.

The event opened on Friday night at 8pm and the ceremonials were done by festival director Jerome Stack and his special guest and fellow Listowel man, Owen McMahon.

Comedy and Tragedy

Mixing comedy and tragedy throughout the eight nights – and often in the one production – is a fine balancing act conducted with the entertainment of the audiences in mind.

There are still four nights of drama to come with distinctly Irish and Kerry flavours.

Plays by Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Bryan McMahon and John B. Keane will fill the last four nights of the 2019 festival.

Presentation of Prizes

Shows nightly at 8pm. Admission: Adults €10; Booking Service on: 086 10 54 515.

Four Nights Left

Tonight, Tuesday, March 5th 2019, Open Section, Philadelphia, Here I Come by Brian Friel performed by Brideview Drama Group.

Wednesday, March 6th 2019, Confined Section, The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh performed by Holycross/Ballycahill Drama Group.

Thursday, March 7th 2019, Confined Section, The Honeyspike by Bryan MacMahon performed by Tarbert Theatre Players.

Friday, March 8th 2019, Confined Section, Sive by John B. Keane performed by Sliabh Aughty Drama Group.

Friday night is also final adjudication and presentation of prizes night.

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