Don’t miss the boat!

The Blackwater Womens / Drama Group will premier their original three act play, ‘Going for the Boat’ in the old Dance Hall Blackwater on Friday 19th of May.
The group of local actors are proud to present their seventh original play which is set in Blackwater in 1950. The theme is emigration and how it impacted on family life and the dreams of young people. Full of fun, poignancy and the reality of leaving the home place the play brings focus to the issues of the day; the search for employment, struggles of land ownership, the ‘American Dream’ and London where the streets were paved with ‘gold’.
Kerry Education and Training Board (KETB) supported the Drama & Scriptwriting Classes & Kerry County Council have approved an Arts Grant for the production.
Life as it was in 1950s Blackwater is recreated in this play; work at the time, farming methods, the customs and entertainment of the day are all presented in a humorous, nostalgic and highly entertaining manner.
The actors look forward to performing ‘Going for the Boat’ and welcoming the local community whose support they greatly appreciate. Come along for an evening of unforgettable entertainment, a chance to laugh and a chance to reminisce. The play will run for three nights, Friday 19th Sat 20th & Sun 21st May. Tickets will cost €10 and must be pre-booked as seating is limited. To secure your place in plenty of time, please phone The Blackwater Tavern now on 064-6682003 to book your tickets. The doors will open at 7.30pm and the performance will begin at 8pm sharp.
pic Mary O’Neill