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first_imgThe Abbey Theatre production of John B. Keane’s Sive comes to An Grianan Theatre tomorrow night. A dark story of greed, passion and land, this gripping new production by director Conall Morrison was enjoyed by over 30,000 people during a sell out run at the Abbey Theatre.Now Sive returns for a major All Ireland tour. Beautiful young Sive lives with her aunt and uncle in rural Kerry. Seán Dóta, an elderly farmer, offers the local match-maker Thomasheen Seán Rua, a large sum for her hand in marriage.Will this be too much for her aunt and uncle to resist?When the play opened in Walsh’s Ballroom in Listowel on 2 February 1959, The Kerryman reported: “Sive was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm. The house was full and the doors were locked half an hour before the curtain went up.”The Abbey Theatre has also provided a resource pack, with help and advice from the Keane family, which gives a background to the play including interviews and discussion notes. It can be found at http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/resources/abbeysive/contents.htmSive opens onTuesday October 21st – Saturday October 25th, 8pm nightly,.Matinees Thurs 11am and Sat 2.30pmTickets: €25/€20, matinees €20/€15, discounts available for group and school bookings – please contact box office. ABBEY PRODUCTION OF JOHN B KEANE’S ‘SIVE’ COMES TO AN GRIANAN THEATRE was last modified: October 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An griananJohn B. Keane’s Sivelast_img read more

Floodlike situation hits families inundates lowland areas

first_imgKolkata: Incessant rainfall since Saturday has led to a flood-like situation in and around Balurghat. Lowland areas of Atreyee Colony have been inundated. Around 50 families were drastically hit due to the flood-like conditions. Two-hundred people, including women and minors, were rendered homeless after a sudden spate in river Atreyee and connecting rivers in northern parts of north Bengal and Bangladesh.”Atreyee has been in spate due to heavy showers. Most of the houses located in low land areas were submerged in Atreyee Colony. We have requested the administrative officials to arrange drinking water and food for us,” said a local Sujit Sarkar. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAround 40 to 50 bighas of agricultural land at Gopalpur in Balurghat block were partly or fully submerged due to the sudden rise in water-level of Atreyee. A large part of Dakra under Chalkvrigu gram panchayat was inundated and 50 families were hit. There was flood conditions in Kumarganj, Gangarampur and Hili due to the spate in Punarbhava and Tangan. Approximately, 150 families were affected. According to the irrigation department officials, the rate of receding trend is very low because almost all rivers are still in spate due to continuous rainfall in north Bengal and Bangladesh. Senior district administrative officials and district irrigation department officials feel the situation may turn critical if the region receives further heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours. “The situation may deteriorate further if the region receives more rains in the next 48 hours,” said an irrigation officer. According to sources, rivers Tangan and Punarbhaba have damaged banks and embankments in several parts of Gangarampur and Kushmandi. Both the rivers have changed its course in different areas, owing to heavy silt deposits in riverbeds, damaging existing flood protection works. People residing close to rivers have been alerted about the rise in water-level. Residents have also been advised to avoid venturing into rivers Punarbhaba and Atreyee due to the heavy current in water. Balurghat municipal authority has taken measures to tackle the situation. The affected families were shifted to Utsab Bhavan and they were provided drinking water.last_img read more

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