Youghal Theatre Company proudly presents John B. Keane’s ‘ Sive’
(by kind permission of Mercier Press)
Directed by Sean O’Neill
Venue: Youghal Community Centre
Mon 24, 25, 26, – , 28, 29, Sun 30 Oct 2011 @ 8pm sharp (doors open 7.30pm)
(Please note: No performance Thurs 27 0ct)
Oap’s + Students: €10
Tickets: Cree’s newsagents, Youghal or at door
Enquiries: Michael Beecher (Press Officer) 087 2349472
John B. Keane’s Sive is a story of greed and bitterness, of a scheming matchmaker and a resentful woman forcing a beautiful young girl to marry an old man for money.
Set against the harsh poverty and difficult times of 1950s Ireland, Sive caused considerable controversy on it’s debut in February1959. Since then it has become an established part of
Ireland’s theatrical canon and is also featured on this year’s Leaving Certificate syllabus.
Sive is a young and beautiful orphan who lives with her uncle Mike, his wife Mena and his mother Nanna. A local matchmaker, Thomasheen Sean Rua, convinces Mike and Mena to organise the marriage of Sive to an old man called Sean Dota for the sum of two hundred pounds. However, Sive is in love with a young man, Liam Scuab, who is deemed unsuitable for her.
Distraught, forced to do the will of her uncle and his bitter wife, and faced with an unthinkable future, Sive takes the only choice left to her…….
The press launch of Youghal Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of John B. Keane’s ‘ Sive’ took place at the Mall Arts Centre last Thursday night (13th Oct 2011)