Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's on the box, Mr. Stripey Socks??

So, the blog's been feeling a little neglected for the last while, but all that's about to change!!! We have entered the second semester of 2010-2011 and we're looking forward to seeing the rest of the academic year out in style!!

Last week saw the long-awaited producti0n of 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' go to stage. The snow managed to postpone it before Christmas, but you can't keep a good show down! And what a good show it was!!! With a great reception, the play received rave reviews from the audience, being hailed by audience members as one of the best Drama production they had seen in a long time. Congratulations to director Brenda Foulds for an amazing job done. Set to head to the Irish Student Drama Associations annual festival at the start of next month, we can't wait to see what kind of reaction it receives on a national front.

This week sees the production of 'The Mercy Seat' by Neil La Bute and directed by our very own Public Relations Officer Mike King, taking to the stage. Opening tonight in the Aula Maxima, our second production to take place there in 2 weeks, we are expecting this show to go down a treat. Making this 9/11 based play even more special is its timing, as this year marks the 10year anniversary of the American tragedy. With our second slot at ISDA reserved for this emotional masterpiece, NUI Maynooth is hoping to wow this year.

Casting for our Black Box Festival has taken place as well as for the Irish Production- in association with An Cuallacht and the University's Irish Department. As well as that, plans for a devising workshop with the Abbey's José Miguel Jiminez are in the works, regular meet-ups are being planned and much much more besides leaving plenty more dramatic fun to be expected in the coming weeks.

Can I get a 'yeeeeehaw'???!!!