Drama in Portarlington

Leading man John McEvoy
PORTARLINGTON Drama Society’s inaugural production The Aquinas Moth is an original work by local writer Sandra Hickey.

PORTARLINGTON Drama Society’s inaugural production The Aquinas Moth is an original work by local writer Sandra Hickey.

The play set in Portarlington and Emo Court, is being produced and directed by Noel Duffy, SWV Studios, in association with the newly formed Portarlington Drama Society. The play will have its world premiere on May 30 and May 31 in Dunamaise Theatre.

The ensemble of 23 actors is led by Sandra Ludcraft and John McEvoy in the leading roles.

John will be no stranger to the patrons of The Dunamaise, having performed in many shows with Portlaoise Panto Group and Portlaoise Musical Society over the years.

They have rallied tremendous support from the local community in terms of fundraising and production support. It is truly a case of people power. This David and Goliath task could not have been achieved without the support of the people of Portarlington and the wider arts community.