Drama group celebrates centenary with wonderful production

Fethard Players, who are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, are putting the finishing touches to a wonderful play ‘Miss Rose White’ by Barbara Lebow, which will be staged in the Abymill Theatre from Wednesday, November 20, to Sunday, November 24.

Fethard Players, who are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, are putting the finishing touches to a wonderful play ‘Miss Rose White’ by Barbara Lebow, which will be staged in the Abymill Theatre from Wednesday, November 20, to Sunday, November 24.

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The present Fethard Players had their roots in the Fethard Dramatic Society, which was formed in 1913, and continued on since under the titles of The Sodality Players, The Tirry Players, and since 1940, The Fethard Players.

This year’s production ‘Miss Rose White’ is set in 1940s New York and a tale of the relationship between two sisters. Rose White is a Jewish woman who changes her name to appear far removed from her Polish heritage. She longs to climb the ladder of success in the large department store where she works. Years ago, her mother and sister had to remain in Poland and were subsequently sent to concentration camps. Good news arrives. The sister is alive and, at last, coming to America. When she enters the country, she is much changed. Rose is forced to share her apartment with a virtual stranger. Alas, they slowly warm to each other in this well-written, moving production produced by Austin O’Flynn.

The cast includes Niamh Ryan, Jimmy O’Sullivan, Anne Connolly, Colm McGrath, Geraldine McCarthy and Maeve Moclair.