DIT Drama Festival 2008

Jameson Festival? Cannes? Sundance? Well now it's time for DIT to parade their up and coming stars while a few fourth year veterans will even make an appearance. Yes, it's time for the annual DIT drama festival. This year it will run from the 3rd to the 15th of March with performances from all campuses. The venue will be our very own Blackbox Theatre in the basement of Aungier Street.

Who really runs the student union? is the one of two plays from Aungier Street. Described as a comedy drama by writer and director Bryan Leonard, it is set in the common area of EIT Students Union. It follows the lives of three final year students all experiencing regrets. However, they are soon forced to face their inner demons when a 'higher being' takes over their day dreams and makes them deal with these regrets. Along with a mismatch of fellow students and college staff, all trapped in the students union, they realise that there is more to their daydreams than strange flashbacks.

Listen, written and directed by Eric Fitzgerald is a play which explores the manner of human relationships. It shows how, like stories, there is always a beginning and end to them, for better or worse. With some unusual characters named Here and There, it is a thought-provoking play that is sure not to disappoint.

Caoilin Rafferty brings us Bolton Street's production, Portia Coughlan, a woman trying to survive life without her beloved twin brother who died 15 years ago. The play is set in the Belmount Valley in the Midlands and portrays Portia's life two days before she makes an ultimate life decision that will change the community she surrounds forever.

Fiachra Duffy directs Lettice and Lovage, for Mountjoy Square and Bolton Street. This a modern British comedy written by Peter Shaffer, Lettice Duffet about a Shakespeare enthusiast, who serves briefly but inventively as a tour guide to Fustian House, one of Britain's duller National Trust Estates. His career is cut short by Lotte Schoen, a representative of the National Trust, who is not charmed by Lettice's historical embellishments. The play traces the hilarious results of the unlikely friendship.

Dangerous Liasons, directed by Kevin Street's Daniel King is an adaptation of the book Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. A play about seduction, manipulation, lies and deceit, it is the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two wealthy and powerful conspirators who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others.

Tickets cost €8 for adults and €6 for students. Get tickets now to avoid disappointment!

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