Blackstairs Mountain Theatre Presents The Power Of Darkness by John McGahern

Blackstairs Mountain Theatre are excited to announce their return to the stage with John McGahern‘s acclaimed play The Power Of Darkness in The Presentation Arts Centre Enniscorthy.
In this gripping play with an amazing cast directed by John O’Gorman, we meet Peter King, a prominent landowner, who is dying. His wealth, earned by hardness and shrewdness in breeding horses, was never used to spread ease, happiness, or comfort. He lives with his wife Eileen, who is half his age and his 20-year-old daughter Maggie. His illness forces him to employ a young workman named Paul, the son of a neighbouring farmer.

Paul is quite the mixture of good looks, sexual egotism, weakness and innocence. His ruthless mother Baby is both manipulative and ambitious. The cast of diverse characters continue with Oliver – a deeply religious and god-fearing man. Added into the mix is an old retired British soldier, who is lured into the family drama but gradually becomes the plays moral voice.

The Power Of Darkness reflects a world of the not too distant past that we dare not speak about…
The Power of Darkness was first produced by the Abbey Theatre in 1991. John McGahern has received many awards, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1990 for ‘Amongst Women
VENUE: Presentation Arts Centre
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