- date Saturday, 7 March, 2015
- group D.A.D.S.
- author Frank McGuinness
- category Confined
- age suitable for children
An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are locked up together in a cell in the Middle East. As victims of political action, powerless to initiate change, what can they do? How do they live and survive. This play explores the daily crisis endured by hostages whose strength comes from communication, both subtle and mundane, from humour, wit and faith.
The most recent revival of Drama in Dunmore was in 2002 with the formation of Dunmore Amateur Drama Society and there has been huge success to date on the Amateur Drama circuit, including four trips to the All-Ireland Finals: New Ross in 2007 with ‘A Thief of a Christmas’ by Tom Murphy, Glenamaddy in 2010 with ‘The Last Apache Reunion’ by Bernard Farrell, Wexford Opera House in 2011 with ‘The Good Father’ by Christian O’Reilly (2nd Overall) and Shercock in 2012 with ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson. In 2007 D.A.D.S took home a Best Actor All-Ireland Award for Damian O’Keeffe and a Best Supporting Actress Award for Marie Dowling, while Damien O’Keefe won his second All Ireland Best Actor Award in 2011. 2013 was the year when we had our finest hour with A Galway Girl which won the All Ireland in Roscommon, starring Damien O’Keefe and Tracey Bruen. This means that we are now in the Open Section for the 1 Act Festivals which is a super achievement and which we treasure.
Full Length Productions to Date include: 2002- Da (Hugh Leonard), 2003- One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Dale Wasserman), 2004- Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Brian
Friel), 2005- Where He Lies (John Barrett), 2007- Thief of a Christmas (Tom Murphy), 2008-Borrowed Robes (John Barrett), 2009- Conversations on a Homecoming (Tom Murphy), 2010- The Last Apache Reunion (Bernard Farrell), 2011- The Good Father (Christian O’Reilly), 2012- The Weir (Conor McPherson) and 2013 – War (Roddy Doyle). On Such as We by Billy Roche (2014)