In the absence of a home produced play at the Scartaglin Heritage Centre this season, the resident Sliabh Luachra Drama Group reached out and found exactly what it wanted.
“We’re bringing Seamus O Rourke a Leitrim man with his self-penned play Padraig Potts Guide to Walking,” said group founder member, actress and spokesperson, Nora Walsh.
The one-man play will be staged in Scart on the coming Sunday night, April 8th at 8pm.
Resonate with the Audience
“This is a play that will resonate with the audiences which attend Sliabh Luachra Drama Group plays each spring,” said Nora.
This is from the Scart based group which is used to sell out nights and extra runs for their own plays there over the years.
“Seamus O Rourke is a playwright, actor and director and he started out his career with Corn Mill Theatre Company on the amateur circuit.
Best Director at All Ireland Finals
The group reached the All Ireland finals in Athlone on many occasions. In 2005 they pulled off the over-all title in the Open section where, Seamus also got best director for the production of Stolen Child.
A National Treasure – Joe Duffy
“He has written sixteen plays to date and Joe Duffy of RTE fame has called him a national treasure. In recent times Seamus has been on the Gaeity Theatre cast of John B. Keane’s play, The Field,” Nora added.
“So, it’s a great honour for us in Scart to have a professional tread our boards and I know that everyone that will attend are in for a real treat.
Under the Bed
“We hope that it will be the first of many visits by Seamus to the heritage centre and he can be seen in Siamsa Tíre the night before he comes to Scart with his new play Under the Bed,” Nora concluded.
To find out more about Seamus O Rourke you can do so through the link here: http://www.seamusorourke.com
Bookings can be made on: 087 24 34 000.
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