Black Point Theatre presents The Field, by John B. Keane
directed by Adrienne Sher
California Stage 2509 R Street, Sacramento
January 24 - February 16, 2020
Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
$20 General Admission
$15 SARTA, Student, Senior (62+) and Thursday evenings
SPECIAL - $15 General Admission for Opening Weekend!
The Field is set in the small country village of Carraigthomond in the southwest of Ireland in 1965.
"If a poor man does something wrong he gets a guard's baton on the poll and he's lugged up the barracks. But, if 'tis the doctor or the schoolmaster or the lawman, they say, 'tis tough on them but there's a way out and the law is law no more."
Bull McCabe and his son Tadhg have held the grazing rights to a field and have spent the past five years guarding and nurturing the land. When the field comes up for auction the McCabes believe that it should rightfully come to them. Feeling that the system is rigged against them so that they can never get ahead, they decide to take matters into their own hands and they're willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that there are no competing bidders when the day of the auction arrives.
The Field was written by John B. Keane and was first performed at Dublin's Olympia Theatre in 1965. It is based on a true story from 1959 about a dispute between Moss Moore, a bachelor farmer living in Reamore, County Kerry and his neighbor Dan Foley.
Black Point Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
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2509 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
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