The Quare Land in Patrician Hall

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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.

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.