‘The Games People Play’ visits Sligo

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Rise Productions visits the Hawk’s Well on Thursday, May 21 with “The Games People Play”, the second instalment in their “Dynasty and Destiny” trilogy, an ongoing collaboration with Gavin Kostick.

PLAY:  Aonghus óg McAnally and Lorna Quinn are on stage in "The Games People Play".
PLAY: Aonghus óg McAnally and Lorna Quinn are on stage in “The Games People Play”.

The play is a radical re-working of the Tír na n”g myth. Niamh and Oisín were sold the dream – the house, the life, the kids. But what do you do when everything you ever dreamed of still isn’t enough?

One night, a series of games starts to escalate, and threatens to unravel their suburban paradise. This is epic Celtic mythology distilled into suburban Ireland.

The drama played to considerable critical acclaim at Dublin Fringe Festival, and immediately transferred to the Viking Theatre, Clontarf for a sell-out run.

It topped Emer O’Kelly’s list of independent theatre highlights for 2013, and subsequently won the Best New Play award at the Irish Times Theatre awards.

The Games People Play stars Aonghus óg McAnally and Lorna Quinn in this moving family drama about a married couple under pressure from austerity cuts and negative equity, working to keep their marriage from falling apart.

Tickets for “The Games People Play” on Thursday May 21 at 8pm are €16 (€14 conc.). Tickets can be booked through the Box Office on 071-9161518.

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