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Katie Kelly, Judith Davoren, Nicola Sheehan and Christine Grant in rehearsals for Corofin Drama Society’s production of ‘10,000 Cigarettes’ by Alex Broun, and directed by Neil Haren, as part of the society’s Night of One Acts, which runs in the local hall on October 19 and 20 as well as November 2. Photograph by John Kelly

Corofin Dramatic Society sets the stage once more

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IT’S that time of year when the members of Corofin Dramatic Society present their autumn productions.

The Society will run with a string of one-act plays in St. Patrick’s Community Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, and again on Wednesday, November 2.

“It’s great to be back bringing live theatre to local audiences in Corofin,” commented Neil Haran, chairperson of Corofin Dramatic Society.

“We are excited to perform a varied programme of one act plays that will showcase a mix of new and experienced talent from within the Society.”

Husband and wife team, John and Maura Clancy, will bring their 2021 film, The Covid Diaries, to the stage, the first time that the film will be performed as a piece of theatre.

The Covid Diaries details the experiences of five women during the Covid-19 pandemic, with two of those stories being presented to Corofin audiences.

Neil Haran will direct his first play on behalf of the Society, directing Alex Broun’s 10,000 Cigarettes. The all-female cast for this play will see Katie Kelly and Judith Davoren perform for the first time with Corofin alongside Christine Grant and Nicola Sheahan.

The high point of the night will see the performance of Jim Cartwright’s play, Two under the direction of Sandra Cox.

This complex play features Lisa Clancy and James Raleigh performing the roles of a bickering husband and wife, and a dozen regular patrons who pass through their pub in one evening.

Following the local performances of this play, the society will take Two on the One-Act Drama Festival circuit, seeking to qualify for the All-Ireland One Act Open Drama Festival which, this year, will be held in Ballina, County Mayo.

In 2021 , Corofin Dramatic Society qualified for the All-Ireland One Act Festival in glór, which was hosted so positively by Ennis Players. Naturally, Corofin Dramatic Society will be hoping for similar success in 2022.

“These productions are real team efforts,” continued Neil.

“Behind every production is a team of people, including stage crew, lighting and sound technicians and make up artists. Not to mention those who will provide a cup of tea and some hospitality to patrons on the night!”

Further details will be available on the Corofin Dramatic Society Facebook page. Performances each night will commence at 8pm. Tickets will be on sale at the door.

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