Kerry Drama Festival was delayed by one day because of the snow (the Beast from the East) but this did not stop eight nights of top class entertainment at the Ivy Leaf Theatre in Castleisland.
There were four plays in the Confined Section and four plays in the Open Section and the standard was very high making the job of adjudicator Walker Ewart very difficult. Mr Ewart gave the most thorough, passionate, informative and fair summing up of the plays each night and in the end he had the unenviable task of separating the winners from the losers.
Here are the Kerry Drama Festival 2018 Results:
|Premier Award||Open||Sylvia||Prosperous Drama Group||Sylvia|
|Best Director||Open||Lurlene Dugan||Prosperous Drama Group||Sylvia|
|Winning Play||Confined||Moonglow||Sliabh Aughty Drama Group||Moonglow|
|Best Director||Confined||Siobhán Donnellan||Sliabh Aughty Drama Group||Moonglow|
|Best Actor||Open||Seán Aherne||Brideview Drama Group||Stolen Child|
|Best Actress||Open||Ashleigh O'Neill||Prosperous Drama Group||Sylvia|
|Best Actor||Confined||Alan Sparling||Sliabh Aughty Drama Group||Moonglow|
|Best Actress||Confined||Jenny Bracken||Holycross-Ballycahill||Bold Girls|
|Best Supporting Actor||Open||James Murphy||Prosperous Drama Group||Sylvia|
|Best Supporting Actress||Open||Rosaire Murphy||Kilmeen Drama Group||The Shaughraun|
|Best Supporting Actor||Confined||Paul Delaney||Skibbereen Theatre Society||Abigail's Party|
|Best Supporting Actress||Confined||Eavan Brennan||Sliabh Aughty Drama Group||Moonglow|
|Best Young Actor/Actress||Open/Confined||Fiona Hogan||Sliabh Aughty Drama Group||Moonglow|
|Best Visual Presentation||Open/Confined||Prosperous Drama Group||Prosperous Drama Group||Sylvia|
|Best Stage Management||Open/Confined||Brideview Drama Group||Brideview Drama Group||Stolen Child|
Great credit is due to the committee and volunteers who make this event possible. There is a massive of work and organisation involved to stage what is one of the best weeks of entertainment in the county.
Where would you get such great enertainment at great value?
So for all those who may not be aware of this great festival, now is the time to set aside the first week of March 2019 in your diary!