Two weeks to ‘Streetcar’ in Dungarvan

Rehearsals are flying along for Curtain Call Productions Dungarvan’s upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, which will be staged in Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre from Monday, 26th September to Saturday, 1st October.

Tickets (€12) are on sale in The Wine Buff (058-24523) and Joe Kelly’s Pharmacy (058-44433). Group discounts available for groups of 10 or more  – contact to arrange).

Opening night is in aid of Dungarvan & KCK Invalid Lourdes Fund – tickets for this performance are also available from Noel Devereux Menswear (058-41113).

Director Mary Kelly is delighted with how this production is shaping up. She has been putting the cast through their paces the last couple of months, and can’t wait for Dungarvan audiences to see this fantastic production!

Streetcar tells the story of Blanche DuBois, who arrives in New Orleans in a neurotic state to visit her sister Stella, who has married Stanley Kowalski. They live in what Blanch finds to be disreputable accommodation. But Blanche’s own reputation and her fragile sanity slowly begin to unravel as Stanley unearths some truths about her recent past.

Patrons are advised that the play depicts some controversial and more adult themes, including domestic violence, rape, and mental illness.

Over the next couple of weeks, we introduce you to the various cast members who are working hard to bring this Tennessee Williams classic to life in Dungarvan.

Paper Boy – David Power

This is David’s first production with Curtain Call. But he has performed in numerous musical theatre productions with Dungarvan Junior Musical Stageschool (Wizard of Oz, Honk!, Hairspray) and South East Junior Musical (Miss Saigon, Phantom, and Les  Miserables) over the last number of years.

“I play a young, innocent paperboy, going about his daily routines, delivering the papers and collecting payments, unaware of the pleasant surprise awaiting him at Elysian Fields! I feel privileged to be involved in a production that is oozing with experience, talent and camaraderie in both the cast and production team.” 

Doctor – Jim Hyde
This is Jim’s first time on stage with Curtain Call but he has been involved in drama over many years, and will be very familiar to West Waterford audiences. Jim has acted and directed with Brideview Drama, Tallow, and also produced and ran Waterford County’s very successful 123Festival of Drama.

Nurse – Samantha Hayes
This is Samantha’s second production with Curtain Call, having played the nurse in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ in our inaugural production in October 2014. Samantha is perhaps one of our busiest cast members, regularly performing also in pantos, musicals, and dance shows over the years. “The nurse in this play is not one of the nicest but is fun to play – I have never played a mean character before!”  

Flower Seller – Sharon O’Sullivan

This is Sharon’s second production with Curtain Call, having starred as the blossoming Annelle Dupuy in ‘Steel Magnolias’ in March 2015. Sharon has also helped backstage on some of our productions. For this production, Sharon is also assisting our director, Mary Kelly, learning the ropes with a view to directing plays herself in the future. “I play two small roles in Streetcar and I’m also learning lots in my Director-in-Training role with Mary, so watch this space…”


We’d like to especially thank Ron Bending for his amazing cast headshots! Ron has been involved with Curtain Call since the very start, and we are honoured to be able to show you his photography skills via our beautiful headshots.

Next week, we will introduce you to some more of the talented cast. In the meantime, don’t forget, tickets for A Streetcar Named Desire are on sale now in The Wine Buff, Grattan Square, Dungarvan (058-24523) and Joe Kelly’s Pharmacy, Abbeyside (058-44433).