The Sand Park in Leitrim Village

Fiona Heavey

Reporter:

Fiona Heavey

The Sand Park in Leitrim Village

Seamus O'Rourke's play The Sand Park

Seamus O'Rourke brings his outstanding play 'The Sand Park' to St Joseph's Centre, Leitrim Village on December 1.
O'Rourke is a one man band here, he fills the stage with laughter and sorrow.


The Sand Park is the sometimes hilarious account of how James Anthony Lowery, a man in his mid fifties, came to terms with the death of his son, fifteen years ago and now more recently, his wife Rose.


It’s a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable, it’s a play about how life and death and humour and love and sadness all live in the same house together - and then a strange thing happens.


Seamus plays James Anthony Lowery who comes to the same plot of land each night to discuss and rehash family memories.
Sport, farming and rural life plays an important part in this play as the character comes to terms with the loss of loved ones.
As usual Seamus will strike a cord with man, woman and child as he tries to make sense of the world while holding onto firm local traditions.


This play has toured the country and now comes to audiences in Leitrim Village on December 1.