Roscommon Drama Group


Under the auspices of the ADCI & DLI

Roscommon, County Roscommon

Roscommon Drama Group

Founded in 1980, Roscommon Drama Group is a vibrant, progressive and all-inclusive drama group. Based in Roscommon Town, the group perform a three act production annually in November and sometimes also in April. With a group membership of approximately 50, many members have been active in the group since its foundation.

This is the groups 3rd successive year to participate in the One Act Drama Circuit. We have collected several awards on our journeys culminating with narrowly missing out on qualifying for the 2018 All Ireland Finals. We are delighted this year to bring ’27 Wagons Full Of Cotton’ from the pen of one of the most renowned American playwrights ever, Tennessee Williams.

Tennessee Williams

27 Wagon’s Full of Cotton


Flora: Bernie Maher

Jake: Con Connolly

Vicarro: Tom Holian


Mary Cox


Stage Manager: Mary Finn

Sound: Deirdre Kelly

Lighting: Leo Walsh

Set Design and Construction: Sean Cox, Kevin Woods

Make-Up: Edwina Holian, Amy Holian

Transport: Seamus Maher

Running Time

40 Minutes


When Jake burns down a neighbour’s competing gin, he warns Flora to say he never left the house that night. The neighbour, an outsider named Silva Vaccaro, then shows up with 27 wagons full of cotton for ginning. Jake is delighted to have the business, but Silva will have his revenge through the seduction of the innocent Flora. Who is the winner in this engaging story and do two wrongs ever make a right?