Kathleen Burke, Andy Kelly, Maura Mangan, Nuala O Connell, Bridie Hoey, pictured at a previous Rathangan Drama Festival
This year will be the 29th Annual Rathangan Drama Festival, which commences on Friday week, March 16 in the Community Centre.
This annual feast of drama has become firmly established in the amateur drama world attracting groups from all over the country.
This year's adjudicator is Pauline Byrne from Wexford who is well know on the circuit, but is making her first visit to Rathangan and we look forward to hearing her comments on the various plays.
The line up is as follows: the opening night Friday 16 March, Holycross/ Ballycahill Drama Group from Tipperary present 'Bold Girls' by Mona Munro.
Saturday 17, Enniscorthy Group from Wexford present 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' by Martin McDonagh.
Sunday 18 March: Thurles Drama Group, Tipperary, present the classic 'Blithe Spirit' by Noel Coward.
Monday 19 March, Coolgreaney Drama Group from Wexford present 'Death and the Maiden' by Ariel Dorfman.
Tuesday 20 of March, the Amphitheatre Company from Clare present the 'The Quiet Moment' by Mike Finn.
Wednesday 21 March, we have a Kildare group the Bradán Players from Leixlip who present 'Conservatory' by Michael West.
On Thursday 22 March, the Sliabh Drama Group from Clare present 'Moonglow' by Kim Camey and on the final night, Friday 23 March, the Bride View Drama Group from Waterford present 'Stolen Child' by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Yvonne Quinn.
Admission including tea at interval is €12, concession/OAP €8. Enquiries and booking to 087 9670138.