The Glens One Act Drama Festival

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The annual three day feast of theatre returns to the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton, next weekend.

The annual three day feast of theatre returns to the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton, next weekend.

With entries from Cavan to Cork and all over Ireland the quality is expected to be exceptionally high this year.

Local groups are represented by Calry Drama Society and Cloonacool Players.

This year the entries will be adjudicated by Alan Haslett (member ADA).

Programme

• Thursday, November 12 - ‘Intentions’ by The Moogles, Cavan, ‘The First Punk in Oldcastle’ by Hillrace, Cavan

• Friday, November 13 - ‘The Chip Van Plays Dixie’, by Backstage Theatre, Longford, ‘My Narrator’, by Lucan Drama, Dublin, ‘Kathleen Ní Houlihan’ by Calry Drama, Sligo

• Saturday. November 14 - ‘What’s For Pudding’ by Cloonacool Players, Sligo, ‘Twist of Hate’ by Modelbox Productions, Wicklow, ‘Parentcraft’ by St Patrick’s Drama Society, Dalkey, Dublin.

• Sunday, November 15 - ‘Riders To The Sea’ by Gunpowder Productions, Cork, ‘Virtual Reality’ by Salmon Eile, Kildare, ‘Prince Lear’ by P.I.C. Players, Offaly.

All shows start 8pm sharp. The doors and bar will open each evening from 7.30pm.

Admission is €10/€8 concessions. Weekend ticket: €25/€20 concessions.

Special event planned

One special event this year is the participation of St Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton, who have been working with local Drama facilitator, Nóirín Hennessy, Teacher Regina Fahey and Sinead Dolan in The Glens to create a theatre piece exploring life as a teenager in Manorhamilton in 1916, 2016 and 2116.

This staged reading will be performed in the school on Friday, November 13, with constructive feedback from the guest adjudicator.

The Transition Year students from St Clare’s Comprehensive will also get an opportunity to attend the One Act Drama Festival as part of the Glens Schools Drama project, which has been sponsored in part by Leitrim County Council 1916 Celebrations.