Show Boat, the beautiful and tragic tale of racial prejudice, love and sacrifice, starts tonight, June 15, at the Dunlavin Arts Festival.
Bringing a little piece of the Mississippi to West Wicklow, the Milltown Singers and GLAD Productions are staging ‘Show Boat’ by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.
The production will take place outdoors on Deerings’ farm, Dunlavin with the gentle river Griese representing ‘Ol Man River’ himself, the mighty Mississippi. And don’t worry, you won’t get wet, because there there is also a Plan B to hold it indoors in a big shed on the farm if there is any monsoon-like weather next weekend.
The show will run for three performances, with with a local cast and crew and a backdrop of waterfalls and rolling hills. It promises to be a colourful, thrilling spectacle, unmissable and unforgettable.
The show is on tonight, Friday 15 June and Saturday 16th June at 7.30pm with a matinée on Sunday 17th June at 3pm in Dunlavin. Tickets are €15/€10 and can be booked at 045 401257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.