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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Wexford Drama Group to hit road to Athlone

BUT ONE MORE LOCAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULED

CONOR CULLEN

WEXFORD Drama Group has proved it has what it takes to be counted among the best of their peers in Ireland.

The group's superb production of John Patrick Shanley's 'Doubt: A Parable' has qualified for the All-Ireland Amateur Drama Finals and will be staged at the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone on Monday, May 2.

'We did it, we got there! We're in the top nine groups in the country and the thoughts of performing in competition among such high-calibre groups is a challenge we relish,' said director Tom O'Leary. 'We hope to do our town proud and bring the coveted winner's trophy back to Wexford.'

The superb cast of four of the Wexford production have all been nominated for acting awards on the drama circuit. Adrienne Meyler, who plays the steely Sr Aloysius, has a mantlepiece full of Best Actress awards.

Danielle Fortune, who plays the impressionable Sr James, and Grace Odumosu, who plays the altar boy's mother, Mrs Muller, have both won Best Supporting Actress awards.

Paul Walsh, as the 'impossible to define' Fr Flynn, has received nominations and high praise from adjudicators for his portrayal of the parish priest whose reputation and job is on the line throughout the play.

Both set designer Mark Redmond and sound designer Pat Jackman have picked up awards for their technical abilities also.

Wexford Drama Group are performing 'Doubt: A Parable' for one final time in Wexford town at the Dun Mhuire Theatre this Saturday, April 23.

The box office opens on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. and for an hour before the performance tickets will also be available at the door. For further information on ticketing please ring 086 3859925.

A fundraising table quiz will also take place in Simon's Place this Thursday night, April 21, at 8 p.m. Tables of four cost €40 and there will be several prizes and a raffle on the night too.

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