Ballyshannon Drama Society

A Delicate Balance

by Edward Albee

5 March 2023
8.00 p.m.

The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

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

The Play

The uneasy existence of upper-middle-class suburbanites Agnes and Tobias and their permanent houseguest, Agnes' witty and alcoholic sister Claire, is disrupted by the sudden appearance of lifelong family friends Harry and Edna. They are fellow empty nesters with free-floating anxiety, who ask to stay with them to escape an unnamed terror. They soon are followed by Agnes and Tobias's bitter 36-year-old daughter Julia, who returns home following the collapse of her fourth marriage.



Trish Keane


Richard Hurst


Rachel O'Connor


Deirdre Ferguson


Troy Devaney


Kay O'Dea



Rachel O'Connor

Assistant Director

Carl Duggan

Set Design

Seán O'Connor

Set Construction

Seán O'Connor
Paul McGonigle
John Travers
Carl Duggan
Aidan McGuinness
Sean McLoone
Keith Robinson

Set Dressing and Decor

Trish Keane

Sound and Lighting

Seán O'Connor
Shane Patterson
Mark Fearon


Linda Ritchie


Rachel O'Connor

The Group

Director Ballyshannon Drama Society have hosted their Annual Drama Festival since 1952.

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 and 2016 with Harold Pinter's Old Times, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest in 2019 and in 2022 with Arthur Miller's All My Sons. The Group were 2017 runners up in the One Act Finals with Shelagh Stepeenson's Five Kinds of Silence.

We hosted the All Ireland One Act Finals in both 1996 and 2014, and the all Ireland Confined Drama Finals in 2022.