The Young Nenagh Players take to the stage with DNA

With nearly seven weeks rehearsal behind them the Young Nenagh Players have been putting the finishing touches to their first two-act production in many years.

With nearly seven weeks rehearsal behind them the Young Nenagh Players have been putting the finishing touches to their first two-act production in many years.

The Young Nenagh Players of yore were established in the early 1990s consisting of many talented teens from Nenagh and surrounding areas, yet like so many youngsters, they grew up and moved on taking different directions in life - a generation of actors, directors and stage crew were lost.

As a result the group disbanded in the late 1990s. However, almost two years ago a decision was made to reignite the youth flame within the Nenagh Players and re-establish the Young Nenagh Players or YNPs as they are affectionately known. This decision has never been regretted as this young group of people have grown and grown resulting in a wealth of talent amongst the group. With such talent one needs a particular type of play to showcase it. From this Wednesday, July 10th to Saturday, July 13th, this young, enthusiastic group of thespians will take to the Nenagh Arts Centre stage with Dennis Kelly’s production of DNA under the directorship of Jenny Bracken.

DNA is an examination of a group of teenagers who hang out together in a wood. A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing and when they take a joke too far, a lonely and terrified boy is lost. . . isn’t he? The play begins after a catastrophe: the group’s antics spiraled out of control and, for one poor minion, ends very badly. Kelly provides the audience with the aftermath as the gang put their hierarchical system to one side in order to formulate an elaborate cover-up.

The cast consists of Graham White, Robyn Courtney, Robbie Glennon, Neimh Mulcahy, William Casey Boyle, Rebekah Kelly, Christine Morrow, Ilana May ‘Booie’ Pattinson, Katye Gaynor, Sophie Hogan, Adrian Fahy and understudy Louise Mogen. The YNPs deserve your support. Tickets now on sale - contact 089 4994661. Curtain up at 8.30pm. Concession nights on Wednesday and Thursday night for students/OAPs at a price of €5. Admission €10 otherwise.