Her ascent appears to be unstoppable until, on a night out, a hand on her shoulder dredges up memories of betrayal and violation. And she loses control. Boxing saves her life. Yet with one punch life, as she knows it, is over. Enter Sorensen, a psychologist with unorthodox methods who is prepared to explore even the most hopeless of cases. And present Dawn with the most challenging opponent of her life so far.
Emerging from The Wexford Playwright Workshop\
Lights Out is a new play by Wexford novelist and playwright, Hannah Mc Niven. It emerged from the Wexford Playwright Workshop hosted by the Wexford Arts Centre and supported by Wexford County Council and the Arts Council. The play details the sometimes searing encounters between a former boxer, Dawn and her unconventional psychologist, Sorensen and is directed by Four Rivers Artistic Director, Ben Barnes.
Dawn: Sadhbh Malin
Sorensen: Anthony Brophy
Design and Lighting: John Comiskey
Dramaturgy: Louise Stephens
Movement Direction: Libby Seward
Costume Supervision: Frances Whyte
Sound: Ollie Dempsey
Premiere at Wexford Arts Centre
The play will premiere at Wexford Arts Centre as part of the 2022 Wexford Festival Opera programme and is the first in a series of new plays from South East writers to be staged by Four Rivers.