Friday March 18th 2022 @ 8pm. Tickets €16/€14. Box Office:047 39777
Tydavnet Drama Troupe return after a two-year break to the Garage Theatre with Big Maggie by John B Keane.
Big Maggie is a compelling vision of the Irish mother as a sociopath. A riveting story of money, land and secret sex.
Maggie Polpin, newly widowed woman who views her husband’s death as a liberation, seizes her opportunity to take absolute control of the family farm and business, she denies her four children their share, and drives each one in turn away. In her attempts to harden up her children for life’s injustices, Maggie crushes their hopes. Her behaviour towards them is so monstrous that you have to believe her experience of marriage to her drunken, philandering husband had been hellish. “Like all wives, I kept my mind to myself,” she says. “Pride, ignorance and religion kept me dumb.”