A trio of ground-breaking theatrical performances take place at venues across the region in this year's Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival - (see 'Voices from the Black That I Am' elsewhere on The Commonty)
- The personal theatre experience continues with Pirates and Mermaids in Gatehouse and Thornhill. This is a passionate, moving and funny transatlantic love story set in both New York and a small coastal village in Scotland. This 90-minute production staged for small audiences sees actor Jeremiah Reynolds deliver an acclaimed solo performance in a small setting. Pirates and Mermaids takes place at the Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse, on Saturday, 17 May, at 2pm and 4pm; and at Thomas Tosh, Thornhill, on Sunday, 18 May, at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
- Drama al fresco, takes the form of a one-woman outdoor show in Moffat and Dumfries in Wee Betty. Catherine Major plays a dual role of young teenager and old farmer in this thought-provoking regional tale of hopes and dreams of home. Wee Betty takes place at Meikleholmside Farm, Moffat, on Friday, May 23, at 6.30pm. A show bus will be waiting outside Moffat Town Hall at 6pm to take audiences to the farm where the outdoor stage is set. The performance then moves to Mill Green, Dumfries, on Saturday, 24 May, at 6pm.