Roscommon Drama Group for All-Ireland One Act Drama Festival




Roscommon Drama Group have entered the All-Ireland One Act Drama Festival after last year’s multi-award winning entry, ‘The Stanley Parkers’, proved to be successful.

  Mary Cox will direct this year’s play, ‘27 Wagons Full of Cotton’ by Tennessee Williams, with this staging of the play featuring Bernie Maher as Flora, Con Connolly as her husband Jake, and Tom Holian as Vicarrio.

  The All-Ireland finals take place in Cork during December and the journey to reach that stage starts in Ballina on Sunday, 3rd of November when this play wil be performed.  

  There will be a performance in Cavan town on Sunday, 10th of November before the group travel to Kiltimagh one week later. The Roscommon Drama Group will perform in Doonbeg on Monday, the 18th of November while they will visit Tubbercurry on Friday, 22nd of November and Manorhamlton two days after that.

  There will be a ground-breaking performance of the play in the Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday, 18th of October when the Lunchtime Theatre visit Roscommon before going on tour. Food, supplied by Molloy’s Bakery, will be served from 12.30 pm and the play will start at 1.10 pm.

  This is a first for drama in Roscommon and there are limited places available. Tickets, costing €16, including lunch, or €10 for the play only, are available from Roscommon Arts Centre at 090-6625824. Tickets are selling fast for this special occasion and booking is advised.

  The club is also producing a three-act play, ‘Forbidden Fruit’, by local writer Tom Costello. The play is a historical drama based on the Talbot family of Mount Talbot and will be staged in the Roscommon Arts Centre at the end of November. The play has recently been cast and rehearsals have started.