DRAMA: Members of Dóchas Drama Group will present a series of short plays in Killarney tomorrow (Monday).


Storm Brendan has passed but it is still January and though the snowdrops have appeared with the promise of spring flowers and longer days, we all need a little distraction to cure the January blues.

The members of Dóchas Drama Group have found a way to keep them busy during the dark winter and would like to share the results of their efforts with you to help brighten these dull days.

‘Eight Short Plays’ by various authors will be presented by the group at the Killarney Avenue Hotel tomorrow (Monday, January 20), Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23, at 8pm.

These are all new scripts being staged for the first time by local authors Brian Bowler, Liz Ryan, Mary McCarthy, Michael Mills, American author Scott Mullen, and Sadie Delaney from Dublin.

“A variety of themes and genres are explored,” Mary Murphy from Dóchas Drama Group, said.

“You will recognise some character types. You will love some, pity some, identify with some and question the intentions of others! The plays present a glance at a variety of characters and situations and you are sure to enjoy the evening in their company.”


She added that Alfred Hitchcock is quoted as saying that “theatre is life with the dull bits cut out”.

“Maybe that’s because we get a chance to see imaginary situations which include imaginary people – but deep down we know people like these are real!

You can judge for yourselves.”


Admission €1O at the door.