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ONE OF the definite highlights of the current Town Hall Theatre season is Decadent Theatre Company’s new staging of Conor McPherson’s Port Authority which starts a five-night run next week.
NEXT WEEK at the Town Hall Theatre sees the west of Ireland premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s powerful play Doubt: a Parable.
There is often more drama in the board room of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, than what is presented on its stage. Following a famous conversation in Doorus House, Kinvara, one rainy afternoon in 1897, Lady Augusta Gregory of Coole Park, Edward Martyn of Ardrahan, and the young poet WB Yeats agreed to set up the Irish Literary Theatre. Theatre at the time was mainly influenced by the popular British music hall variety; and melodrama. It was agreed that day in Co Galway that the new Irish theatre would ‘embody and perpetuate Irish feeling, genius, and modes of thought’.
Druid will celebrate its 35th birthday this year and the internationally acclaimed Galway theatre company is set to mark the occasion in some considerable style with premiere productions and major international tours.
‘CAPTAIN’ JACK Boyle is a lout. He can’t be bothered working and prefers to spend his time drinking in Foley’s sung, being the ‘big man’. He’s a hero to the barflies - but what about hiss family?
SEAN O’CASEY’S timeless classic Juno and the Paycock arrives at the Town Hall next week in a much-praised new production featuring Galway actress Bríd Ní Neachtain in the title role of Juno.
AND SO the curtain falls on another year of playgoing and diverse theatrical activity; a year that saw much impressive work from both visiting and locally based companies.
After a hugely successful run last year, Roscommon Drama Festival once again presents a packed nine night programme of theatre from Friday March 6 to Saturday March 14. Opening night welcomes back last year’s winners Cornmill Theatre Company to the stage with Kevin’s Bed by Bernard Farrell. Both funny and bittersweet, this play plays out the events surrounding a 50th wedding anniversary – all is laid bare and truths are told, for better or worse.
The 2009 Roscommon Drama Festival is gearing up to be another unmissable event with nine nights of fantastic drama and competition kicking off on Friday March 6 in Roscommon Arts Centre.