The play is on again next Saturday and Sunday (Nov 3 and 4) and is the result of a concerted effort by the local community, who do everything from the set building to the acting.
They “will tell the tale of two cousins who come to blows over the ownership of land. Trassie, a young woman who claims what is rightfully hers is bullied and intimidated by her spiteful cousin Dinzie. The humour has a twist and is often delivered by the ghoulish sight of hunchback Dinzie and his brother Jack. This play has a very diverse array of characters which keeps the audience on the edge of their seats throughout”.
“The play is set against the backdrop of the Irish legend of Sharon who lost her chance at love and lost her life to the sea. The audience senses this haunting atmosphere right from the beginning. Essentially this play is a dark comedy which is guaranteed to make you both laugh and gasp, and is perfect for the thrilling Halloween season ahead. Come and make up your own mind! “
The play will be performed at 8:30pm in Newport Community Centre. Adults: €10 and children: €5.
Newport has a strong tradition of local theatre and the Newport Players were a fixture in the community calendar until several years ago. The recently revived Newport Drama Group is still carrying the torch. I saw their production of Moll in January and it was amateur drama at its best.