Theatrical treats at The Barn

AN INTRIGUING night of theatre is on offer when The Barn Owl Players will produce their second annual One-Act Theatre Festival at The Barn next month.

AN INTRIGUING night of theatre is on offer when The Barn Owl Players will produce their second annual One-Act Theatre Festival at The Barn next month.

The group will present two pieces of theatre: the dark, comedic play The Donahoe Sisters by Geraldine Aron and The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter. The Donahoe Sisters features three sisters who meet up in their family home when their father falls ill. Gathered together, the sisters talk of their unhappy lives into the night until the time comes for the ritual re-enactment of a disturbing incident from their childhood.

The relationship between the three sisters is explored as the sisters discuss their dysfunctional lives before the audience see a shocking glimpse of an incident from their childhood. The roles of the three sisters will be performed by Janis Woodgate, Sinead Goggin and Mary Cody and the play is directed by Trish Brennan.

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter is a cleverly written two-hander performed by Jim Carroll and John Whitely and directed by Ita Morrissey. It explores the dynamo of two unique characters in an absurd reality.

The Barn Owl Players were formed in 2007 and have had a number of successful productions to date including Love Is, Christmas Crackers, Shorts and The White Headed Boy.

Their second One-Act Festival runs on May 19, 20 and 21 at The Barn on Church Lane, Kilkenny with performances each evening at 8pm. To book or for more information, call 056 7751266.