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Riveting story of money, land and intrigue

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 3:48pm

Riveting story of money, land and intrigue

RIVERSIDE Theatre Group, Ballina, take their version of the John B. Keane classic, Big Maggie, to the stage of the local arts centre for three nights from tonight.

Big Maggie is a riveting story of money, land and intrigue. On the day of her husband’s funeral, Maggie Polpin, widowed mother of four, is now ready to take power into her own hands - but at what cost?

Set in 1960s rural Ireland and shocking for its time - the play premiered in 1969 - Big Maggie is a compelling portrait of a woman who is determined to take control of her life following the death of her husband.

The play is a prescribed single text on the English Leaving Certificate, with many students studying it for their 2017 exams.

Riverside Theatre Group perform the play at 8 p.m. nightly today (Thursday), tomorrow (Friday) and on Saturday (February 18) in Ballina Arts Centre. Tickets are €12/€10 and early booking is advised on (096) 73593 or at www.ballinaartscentre.com.  

 

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