Pleasure Ground returns to Boyle

Following a memorable and outstanding performance in Boyle last December, Fregoli in association with Boyle Arts Festival are delighted to bring the play Pleasure Ground back home again to Boyle on Saturday (May 14th).

  Boyle is of course also home town to the writer, Jarlath Tivnan and the director Maria Tivnan. Pleasure Ground is Jarlath’s first venture into playwriting and it is based on ideas inspired by the decline of a typical rural Irish town.

  A group of friends, who have gone their separate ways, meet back at their teenage haunt, the Town Park and playground – known as the Pleasure Ground. The town is dying, the Pleasure Ground’s glory has faded, and life hasn’t quite matched up to youthful expectations. Over their night together, buried secrets become unearthed, past grievances boil over, and scores are settled.

  The notions of home, belonging, community and change are themes Fregoli are always keen to explore and the play began to take shape around the town of Boyle, inspired by its playground and recreational area which is actually called the Pleasure Ground.

  Pleasure Ground will be performed in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle this Saturday, May 14th at 8.30 pm.

Due to strong language and themes this performance is suitable for over 15s only.

  Tickets priced at €12 and €10, are on sale now from Taylor’s Jewellers, Bridge Street and Únabhán Tourism, King House, Boyle. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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