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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Students to highlight current issues in drama

By Sara Gahan

Discovery Drama students rehearsing for their production 'From Within' which takes place on March 26 in the National Opera House.
Discovery Drama students rehearsing for their production 'From Within' which takes place on March 26 in the National Opera House.

The Discovery Drama School are hosting plays in the National Opera House, Wexford, that will touch on social issues that affect teenagers.

Presented by Director Olga Conway 'From Within' will explore three one act plays at the 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances in The Jerome Hynes theatre on March 26.

These one act plays are humorous, touching, thought provoking and challenging. Some of the plays are modern and touch on social issues that affect students themselves.

'The series of one act plays will highlight the issues of bullying, dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and reality television,' said Olga,

The other plays are set during the Shakespeare era and show us how these issues have not changed over time.

'We decided to do a fourth one in Monty Python style. It is about Shakespeare's sister getting her head chopped off but it is done in a funny way and it still highlights the key issues we want to get across,' said Olga.

Olga said the students wanted to do a play that was relative and current to them but where they could still learn about drama, different characters and connecting with the text.

'We started practising after the Christmas break and they have learned it off well in time for the play considering we only meet once a week,' said Olga.

Tickets cost €12 for an adult and €10 for students. For more information contact the National Opera House on 053 91 22144.

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