Amateur Drama Takes Centre Stage at St John’s Theatre

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The best of North Kerry amateur drama will be staged throughout the month of April at St John’s Theatre Listowel. The Tarbert Players, St John’s Theatre Group, The Lartigue Theatre Group and Kilmoyley’s Ragged Road Theatre all taking to the church stage for 16 nights of entertainment.

First up for three nights from 2-4th April is Faith Healer (cast in picture below), Brian Friel’s award winning play brought to stage by The Tarbert Theatre Players. The conflicting monologues of the life and times of faith healer Frank Hardy portray the desperate acts we undertake to find healing. The cast includes Jerry O’Connell as Frank Hardy, Noelle McGibney plays the role of Gracie and Shane Wall is Teddy.

The Lartigue Theatre Group presents Sive by John B. Keane for a six-night run from 7th to 12th April. Sive has become one of the nation’s best loved plays, a story about a battle of generations, exploitation, greed, love and tragedy. Produced by Denis Mahony, the cast includes Lucille O’Sullivan, Laura Shine Gumbo, Katie Lucy, Robert Bunyan, Jimmy Moloney, Martin O’Mahony, Con Kirby, Mike Moriarty, Brendan Kennelly and Aisling Griffin.

Six nights of The Playboy of the Western World presented by St John’s Theatre Group will run from 19th – 24th April. J M Synge’s play is a wild comic rural tale of heroism, love and loss set in a shebeen in the Mayo countryside over 100 years ago. The cast features Aisling McAuliffe, Conor Hogan, Bernie Daly, Gearoid O Connor, Conor Foley, Batt O Keeffe, Johnny Corkery, Barry Francis, Rebecca Stapleton, Caroline Crowley, Karina Lynn, Frances Kennedy and Sonny Egan.

Kilmoyley’s Ragged Road Theatre Company presents Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime for one night only on 30th April. Oscar Wilde’s comic tale of poisonings, explosions and other lethal events are the order of the day, with Padraig Regan playing prospective bridegroom Arthur.
 
For further info and ticket sales go to www.stjohnstheatre.ie or 068 22566