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Drama Group launch season with Auditions for Earnest 14/07/16

| July 14, 2016


Wexford Drama Group members and friends gathered last Friday night in The Fusion Café to launch their 2016/ 2017 season and an exciting line up was announced. Guest of honour on the night was the group’s longest serving member Tom O’Donoghue who said he was proud to launch such an exciting line up by a group.

2016 marks the 50 th Anniversary of this group and members were in jubilant form as they heard the plans for the upcoming season.

It all kicks off with the Brian Friel classic “Philadelphia Here I Come” which opens at Wexford

Arts Centre on Thursday 28 th July. Director Stephen Byrne, speaking at the launch, said that rehearsals were going excellently and it was shaping up to be a wonderful production.

The group then announced that their October, Opera Festival production would be the hilarious period comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. This production will be directed by drama group Chairperson Carol Long and auditions take place next

Sunday 17 th July at 2pm in The Friary Hall, Wexford . Auditions are open to all, with

Wexford Drama Group always on the lookout for new talent.

Next up on the night was Paul Walsh who was announced as the director for the group’s entry for the Amateur Drama Circuit of Ireland next year. Paul will direct “Portia Coughlan” by Marina Carr which will be performed in Wexford in February 2017. Next year will mark the ten year anniversary of Paul winning best director in this competition when he directed

“By the Bog of Cats” also by Marina Carr to second place in the national finals, so hopes are high to go one better this time.

The group also unveiled plans for a celebration night in November to mark its 50 th Anniversary.

All in all it’s going to be another very busy season for the hard work group from Wexford Town.

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