Lights Out

Ferrybank South, Wexford, Y35 X5HF, Ireland

Four Rivers in association with Wexford Arts Centre and Wexford Festival Opera present the world premiere of Wexford writer Hannah Mc Niven’s searing new play Lights Out.  It will be directed by Ben Barnes (director of Four Rivers and former Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre). The play was developed as part of the Wexford Playwrights Studio established by Wexford Arts Centre in association with Wexford County Council. 

What happens when the thing you love most is also the thing that destroys you?

Dawn is a boxer. It is the only profession she has ever known. Escaping poverty, she fights to reach the pinnacle of her sport. Her ascent appears to be unstoppable until, on a night out, a hand on her shoulder dredges up memories of betrayal and violation and she loses control. Boxing saves her life. Yet with one punch life, as she knows it, is over. Enter Sorensen, a psychologist with unorthodox methods who is prepared to explore even the most hopeless of cases and present Dawn with the most challenging opponent of her life so far. 

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