Top class one-act drama at Moat Theatre in Naas

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Laura Coates

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Laura Coates

Top class one-act drama at Moat Theatre in Naas

The Moat Theatre, Naas

The Naas One-Act Drama Festival returns once more to The Moat Theatre stage, from October 27 to 29, nightly at 8pm.

Over three nights, nine groups from across Ireland will compete for the coveted festival title and crucial points in the race to qualify for the 2016 All-Ireland Finals, which take place in December at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin.

Audiences are in for a real treat with nine plays across three nights with a mix of comedy and drama, classic and brand-new plays.

Each night, adjudicator Walker Ewart will offer his thoughts on the evening’s entertainment, before deciding on the all-important festival results after Saturday’s final performance.

“We’re delighted to have Walker Ewart adjudicate our festival for the first time,” said Festival Director Deirdre Goodwin.

“He’s one of the most sought-after adjudicators in Ireland, and has adjudicated the All-Ireland finals many times. This year’s participating groups represent eight different counties from three provinces, which shows how highly regarded The Naas One Act Drama Festival is by theatre groups around the country.”

The list of plays are: Faint Voices — Castlewood Players (Clare); Blue Love — Square One Theatre Group (Wicklow); Waiting for Grenville — The Moogles Theatre Group (Cavan); Breakfast with Willy – Fr Mathew Players (Tipperary; No Romance — Skibbereen Theatre Group (Cork); Primrose Way – St. Patrick’s Dramatic Society (Dublin); Love in a Glass Jar – Insight Theatre Group (Kildare); Two Sisters – Rush Dramatic Society (Dublin); Me and My Friend, Act 2 — Rasper Players (Wexford).

Tickets cost €15 per night (€12 concession) with a €30 season ticket for all three nights is available. Bookings can be made at 045 883030 or from www.moattheatre.com.