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‘Man Alive’ In Balbriggan

Balbriggan Dramatic Society (BDS) is an amateur dramatics society which has been running for over the last 62 years. The members have put together an average of two productions a year. The latest play they will stage isentitled ‘Man Alive’.

This story is a rather bizarre tale of a shop window mannequin that comes to life and a rather pompous shop-owner who is forced to see life from a rather different perspective. From the perspective of an observer rather than a controller. The cast take to the stage in the Bracken Court Hotel from Wednesday 15th April to Sunday 19th April inclusive nightly at 8.00pm. Balbriggan lady Grainne Maguire, told the County Leader “Last year the society put much emphasis on raising funds to buy a stage as it’s such an expensive part of the production. We were delighted to be able to buy the stage and put funds to better use in the community.” Grainne has been involved in the society for the last 22 years as avolunteer, as are all involved in the society including back stage hands, actors make up artists, sound and light engineers. BDS are always interested in anybody who would like to become involved and they currently have 40 members. ‘Man Alive’ by John Dighton, was performed 20 years ago by the BDS and some of the actors who performed then are also in this production. This comedy is being produced by Grainne Maguire and stars lots of the regular actors, and long serving crew.