Prosperous Dramatic Society
Our Few and Evil Days
by Mark O'Rowe
Parental Guidance Advised
6 March 2020
Please note earlier start time - there will be no interval in this play
The theatre doors will close strictly at 7.30!
Please be seated by 7.20.
(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)
In this commission by the Abbey Theatre, Mark O'Rowe has crafted an unnerving, arresting and shape-shifting play that suggests our reality is already stalked by evils beyond our comprehension.
The group first won the 1-Act Open All Ireland Final in 1995 and re-joined the circuit in 2009. Prosperous won the 1-Act All Ireland Finals in 2012 and were invited to perform their winning production in Monaco at the Mondial du Théâtre. The group have never failed to qualify for the All Ireland Finals in Athlone and they held the title of Ulster Champions in 2013 and 2014.
In 2017, the group were awarded the Abbey Theatre award at the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival and the group, bringing The Play About the Baby to the Peacock Theatre. 2018 was an outstanding year for the group—their production of Sylvia took 1st place at the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival and the group also secured the Abbey Theatre Award which took them to 5 sold out shows in the Peacock theatre. Hot on the heels of this success was Karl Keoghs production of Breathless by John McKenna which qualified for the All Ireland 1-Act final. This year, Prosperous Dramatic society defended their title with their production of An Enemy of the People winning the coveted RTÉ's All Ireland Drama Festival premier prize in Athlone for the second year in a row!