The True Story of Mary K
Newpoint Players: The True Story of Mary K by Sean Treanor
The true Story of Mary K." is a "memory play" and is indeed a true story, or rather true elements of the lives of two of the director/playwright’s ancestors combined. It is a dramatisation of the life of a young Irish girl, who enters service in a 'big house', is abused and is forced into emigration. She is exposed to the industrial life of Pittsburgh. She returns to Ireland, is widowed and as a woman has to fight repeatedly to keep her financial and personal independence. Mary K. also has to fight to protect her fragile brother who is gay. All of this makes the piece sound "dark' and indeed some of the scenes are brutal and tragic. However, there are scenes which are designed to be charming and heart-warming.
Season ticket for all 9 productions £45.00 and Special 4 Productions Ticket £20.00 available to purchase from the Box Office on 028 6632 5440.
Please note: Suitable for 16+ years