Play: 'Death and the Maiden'
Author: Ariel Dorfman

Synopsis of the Play
Ariel Dorfman's explosively provocative moral thriller is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy. Gerardo Escobar has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane doctor Roberto Miranda. But in the voice of this Good Samaritan, Gerardo's wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes another man - the one who raped and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention centre years before. Could she be right?...

History of the Group
Kilmeen Drama Group based in Rossmore, West Cork are one of the longest established drama groups in the country, regularly competing on the 3 Act and 1 Act circuits. In 2012, Kilmeen were crowned All Ireland champions at the RTE Open Drama Finals in Athlone, for the third consecutive year with the 'Playboy of the Western World'. They have recently returned from a successful tour to New York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania with the 'Playboy'.


A Fine Bright Day Today
February 23rd & 24th 2019 @ 8:15pm
Bookings: Booking opening on Feb 15th from 2-8 on 058 60456
Tickets also available at box office nightly €12, concession €8

38th West Waterford Drama Festival
1st March to 10th March 2019
Bookings: On 058 60456 from Monday February 24th 2019.


If using Sat Nav, be careful when inputting. There are at least three Ballyduffs in County Waterford. In particular, there is a village called Ballyduff about five miles from Waterford City. This is not us! Coordinates 52° 08' 51" N, 8° 03' 06" W will get you pretty near the correct Ballyduff! more


About The Festival

Since 1981, West Waterford Drama Festival is held in Ballyduff during March. Over three decades of dramatic excitement, community endeavour, investment in friendship and sheer good fun. All driven by an ethos of volunteerism, community and good humour. more