Ballyshannon Drama Society

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

Please note earlier start time to allow for adjudications and presentations
— No Interval —

12 March 2022
7.00 p.m.

The theatre doors will close strictly at 7.00!
Please be seated by 6.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)

The Play

Joe Keller, the patriarch in All My Sons, desperately wants to secure and maintain the financial security and legacy he spent so many years building, ready to hand it down to his surviving son Chris. At the same time, Joe’s wife Kate is still waiting for their eldest son Larry to return from war, determined that he is alive and will marry the former girl-next-door, Ann — the daughter of Joe’s former business partner who is sitting in prison, punished for Joe’s crimes. To complicate this family drama, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. In All My Sons, Arthur Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss, and demands its audience examine their own social responsibilities to all the sons of American wars.


Joe Keller

Richard Hurst

Kate Keller

Rachel O'Connor

Chris Keller

Troy Devaney

Ann Deever

Deirdre Ferguson

George Deever

Terence McEneaney

Jim Bayliss

Tony Liston

Sue Bayliss

Ailis McIntyre

Frank Lubey

Ronan Drummond

Lydia Lubey

Audrey Davitt


John McHugh



Trish Keane

Assistant Director

Carl Duggan


Linda Ritchie


Chris Dykes
Shane Patterson

Sound Design

Trish Keane

Sound Technician

Seán O'Connor


Rachel O'Connor
Trish Keane

Set Design and Construction

Trish Keane
Paul McGonigle
John Travers
án O'Connor
Carl Duggan
Mark Kirby
Rachel O'Connor
Aiden McGuinness

Poster Design

Lauren O'Connor

The Group

Ballyshannon Drama Society have hosted their Annual Drama Festival since 1952 and regularly competes on the festival circuit. They won the All Ireland One Act in 1958 with 'Spreading the News' and in 2000 with 'The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish'. In 1961 they won the All Ireland in Athlone with 'Old Road' and in 2011 took the All Ireland Confined with 'Steel Magnolias'. In 2014 they qualified for the Open Finals in Athlone with 'The Gingerbread Lady', 2015 with 'God of Carnage’, 2016 with Harold Pinter’s ‘Old Times’ and Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance Of Being Ernest’ in 2019. Their recent productions include 'Wake in the West', 'Memory of Water', 'Snake in the Grass', 'Mixed Doubles', ‘Our Town’, ‘The Real Thing’, ‘A Funny Kind of Day’, ‘Play On’, ‘Faint Voices’ and ‘The Specialist’. The Group were 2017 runners up in The One Act Finals with Shelagh Stephenson’s ‘Five Kinds of Silence’. We hosted the All Ireland One Act Finals in 1996 and 2014 and are excited to host the Confined 3 Act Finals in 2022.
Cast Photo

Cast and Crew Photo