Araglin group takes on ‘A Wake In The West’

MOURNING J.F.K.: The cast of 'A Wake In The West' who are staging the play in Araglin Hall this Saturday and Sunday night at 8pm - the corpse is played by John F. Kenneally, other members of Araglin Drama Group are, l-r: Valerie Rice, Emma Lane, Paul Neligan, Tony Leddy, Helen Leddy, Siobhan Tobin, Liam Finn and John Browne. (Pic: John Ahern)

Theatrical offerings are coming thick and fast at the moment with the public being spoilt for choice when it comes to the very best in amateur drama. 

Araglin’s association with plays goes back to Fr Finbarr Kelleher’s time in the mid 1960s. This progressive cleric was behind a range of community activities in the area and under his guidance, a theatrical group was put together.

After a few quiet years, amateur drama returned in force under the guise of ‘Araglin Drama Group’ – a combination of youth and experience who are on the lookout for entertaining plays that will appeal to a family audience.

After some debate, they settled on Michael J Ginnelly’s ‘A Wake In The West’ for their 2018 offering. Containing interesting characters (including a corpse), a lively plot and plenty of laughs, it ticked most of the boxes as far as the group were concerned.

After a lot of mornings, afternoons, evenings and nights of rehearsals, all is in readiness with audiences being treated to two shows this weekend, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November at 8pm sharp.

The venue is Araglin Hall and those paying in can look forward to some stellar performances from a very talented cast.

It has the makings of two really great evenings of entertainment so make a point of getting along and enjoying the show.