Win Tickets to Punt at the New Theatre – 10/7/18
We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner for Punt at the New Theatre on Tuesday 10th July.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question: Who wrote Punt?
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org, mark the subject line of the mail Punt and include your name and phone number. All entrants must be over 18 and tickets are non-transferable. One entry per person only. Closing date for entries is Friday the 6th of July at 1pm.
PUNT – by Tara Doolan & Pius McGrath
Honest Arts and The New Theatre
Jul 2nd – Jul 14th – @ 7.30pm
Tickets: €16 (€13 conc.)
Sell out ‘hit’ of Limerick Fringe – A story of gambling culture and the adventures involved with a life of investing in chance.
‘Punt’ is a story of gambling culture, following one man on the slippery slope to rock bottom after a lifetime of small bets, race meetings, online gauntlets, high stakes card games and the unspoken challenges that go with a life of ‘investing’ in chance.
The culture of gambling in Ireland is particularly unique, as a nation we have some of the most slack gambling laws and restrictions in the world.
Small town Ireland, which can be deemed quiet and docile by nature in parts, has been in recent times subliminally infiltrated by Big Gambling Businesses, Ponzi Men and Loan Sharks dangling the possibilities of wealth and fortune in front of a fragile minded psyche that belongs to an emotionally damaged people as they try and replace the lingering losses of emigration, poverty and lack of faith in church and State with the hope of ‘having a win’. All the while these purveyors of fortune encourage gambling as a normal every day pass time, whilst slowly rupturing the very fabric of family, community, and place.
Performed, written and produced by Pius McGrath.
Written and directed by Tara Doolan