Friday, March 20, 2009

Best Actor

Many congratulations to our colleague Evan Jameson, who last weekend was given the Best Actor award at the Dublin Drama Festival in the Mill Theatre for his performance as Patrick Maguire in The Great Hunger. We reviewed this Tom MacIntyre adaptation of Patrick Kavanagh's poem when it ran at the Mill in November as part of the Balally Players' season.

Early next term we'll have a podcast interview with Evan about his experience in performing this part, and about the poem (which is on the Leaving Cert course).

[update, 08.04.2009 : further congrats on winning Best Actor at the Mid-Ulster Drama Festival, and a Certificate of Merit at the Newry Festival. The production has now been selected for the All-Ireland festival final in Athlone in early May. More details on the Balally website]

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