Sligo to host debut of award-winning play

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Sligo will host the Irish debut of an award-winning US play “The Baltimore Waltz” later this month.

Blue Heart Theatre is a new Irish theatre company whose members include Sligo actors Niamh Denyer and Brian Higgins. They bring “The Baltimore Waltz” – a bittersweet farce – to the Irish stage for the first time.

In the production, Niamh plays Anna, who along with her brother Carl, finally make a long-planned trip to Europe in search of a cure for her recently diagnosed terminal illness.

But when they get there, nothing is as it seems. Why is Carl always in his pyjamas? Who is the mysterious Third Man (Brian Higgins, also of Sligo)? And why do none of their holiday snaps look anything like the places they visit?

The Baltimore Waltz is both a heart-­wrenching study of grief and loss, and a comically surreal farce, reflecting on the ambivalent response of the US government to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

This play will be performed in The Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street, Sligo on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20. To book tickets online visit the Blue Heart Theatre website (bluehearttheatre.com).

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