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Sunday 21 July 2019

To school through 'the field'

Transition Year students, Jack Kearney (Bird O’Donnell), Regan Treacy (Mick Flanagan), Aine McDonald (Maime Flanagan) and Alex O’Brien (Bull McCabe) from Enniscorthy Vocational College rehearsing for John B Keane’s ‘The Field’ to be staged in the Presentation Centre
Transition Year students, Jack Kearney (Bird O’Donnell), Regan Treacy (Mick Flanagan), Aine McDonald (Maime Flanagan) and Alex O’Brien (Bull McCabe) from Enniscorthy Vocational College rehearsing for John B Keane’s ‘The Field’ to be staged in the Presentation Centre
Transition Year students Regan Treacy and Aine McDonald

Brendan Keane

The transition year students in Enniscorthy Vocational College are currently finalising rehearsals as they prepare to stage their version of John B Keane's, 'The Field'.

The play will be presented in the Presentation Centre on March 12, 13 and 14, beginning at 7.30 p.m. each night.

The last school production was in 2016, when the TY students of that year produced an adaptation of 'The Outsiders'.

That play was performed in the college, however, this time around the decision was made to bring the production to the intimate surroundings of the Presentation Centre.

A spokesperson for the school said bringing the play to that venue is aimed at enhancing links between the school and the community.

'It incorporates the community and the school, and takes the students from the school setting into the environs of a real theatre,' said the spokesperson.

A lot of hard work has done into the preparations and everyone involved is confident it will be a hit with the audience.

Arguably, the playwright's most popular work 'The Field' is a challenging production for any theatre group, however, the TY students are more than up for the challenge.

In addition to the demands of live theatre this will be the first time for many of the students to ever grace a stage on this scale but they are looking forward to it.

'The TY students have taken the play to their hearts and with the help of the teachers associated with the group they have been involved in every different aspect of producing [the] show,' said the spokesperson.

Tickets, priced €10 (adults) and €8 (students), are on sale from the college between 8.30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

They will also be available each night at the door depending on availability.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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