Moth Productions present The Quare Land by John McManus starring Seamus O’Rourke and Shane Carroll opening at the Patrician Hall, Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday, 21st September in aid of Shannon Gaels GAA Club.
The last thing ninety year old bachelor farmer Hugh Pugh expects, as he takes his first bath in four years, is a visitor. But here he is: Rob McNulty, a stressed out developer looking to buy one of Hugh’s fields to extend his golf course. A field that Hugh never even knew he owned.
A field in Leitrim, of all places. A straightforward enough transaction then, one would imagine. But the cantankerous old Pugh has so many stories to tell, and now he has a captive audience…
John McManus is from Ballyconnell in Co. Cavan. His first stage play, A Lock Of Fierce Roars, was given a public reading by Druid Theatre Company in 2008 and he is currently on the New Playwrights Programme at the Abbey Theatre.
Seamus O’Rourke, former Leitrim footballer, started out on his acting career with the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen in 1989. He won RTE Best Director forStolen Child in 2005, and has also won RTE Best Actor and Supporting Actor.
He starred in the Moth Production of Shane Connaughton’s The Pitch in 2011 and toured widely with his play Victor’s Dung the same year.
He toured with a Livin’ Dred production of his play Ride On! in 2012, wrote and directed the Moth Production For Club and County and more recently has toured extensively with The Sand Park, written and performed by himself.
This is the first time the play will be on show in the Carrick-on-Shannon area, and tickets are expeceted to sell fast. Tickets cost €10 and can be purchased in Cryan’s Hotel or Glancy’s Super Valu.