When the Wine is Cold

Written by John Kendrick
Directed by Joe Jordan
Performaned in: The Mill Theatre Studio 28 to 30 October 2014 and on the One Act Circuit
2014 Festival Performances: Naas, Dundrum, Prosperous, Skerries and Ballymahon.

When the Wine is Cold
Barry Kinsella, Claire O'Donovan and director Joe Jordan at a rehearsal for 'When the Wine is Cold'

'When the Wine is Cold' is a play set in the 1970s on New York City's 'Skid Row', a nickname given to the Bowery area of the city from the 1940s to the 1970s, when it was known as a place where you would find many down-and-out alcoholics and people who had nowhere else to live.

With themes of homelessness and addiction, it is a powerful, gritty play. It is Balally Players' entry in this year's One Act Festival.

Before the the production was taken to various venues as part of its participation on the One Act Circuit, When the Wine is Cold was in the Maureen O'Hara Studio in the Mill Theatre, for three performances, on 28 to 30 October 2014.

Cast of 'When the Wine is Cold'
Martin Egan
Catherine Rostak
Barry Kinsella
Claire O'Donovan
Crew for 'When the Wine is Cold'
Stage Manager
Joe Jordan
Doris Cullen
Pat Hand
Dympna Murray
Pat O'Grady
When the Wine is Cold
John Canning, busy adding graffiti to part of the set for 'When the Wine is Cold'

Performance dates at One Act Festivals were as follows:

  • Naas: Saturday 1 November 2014.
  • Dundrum: Thursday 6 November 2014. (placed 3rd)
  • Prosperous: Friday 7 November 2014. (placed 2nd)
  • Skerries: Friday 14 November 2014. (placed 2nd)
  • Ballymahon: Saturday 15 November 2014. (placed 1st)

Claire O'Donovan won Best Acting Awards in Dundrum, Prosperous, Skerries and Ballymahon.

Barry Kinsella won a Best Acting Award in Ballymahon and was nominated for Best Actor in Dundrum.

Joe Jordan won the Best Director Award in Ballymahon.

Dympna Murray won the Award for Best Costumes in Skerries.


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