New Play The Quare Land to get World Premiere during Galway Arts Festival
The Quare Land, a new play by Cavan playwright John McManus will receive its world premiere in Galway this July as part of the Galway Arts Festival. A thrillingly sharp comedy, McManus’ wit and incisive humour is sure to be a big draw for theatre goers this summer.
Decadent Theatre Company are producing the play in association with the Galway Arts Centre who came across the script last October when it featured as a new play reading in the Galway Theatre Festival. Impressed by McManus’ raw talent and energy, the joint producers endeavoured to bring the show to life in the spot light of a widely acclaimed summer time festival. Mc Manus has had previous success with two radio plays: No Hate Going to Loss, and Will you Swap Knees With Me?, which were broadcast on RTE. His stage play A Lock of Fierce Roars received a rehearsed reading by Druid Theatre Company in July 2008. The Quare Land will be his first play to receive a professional production and tour.
Set in a house in Cavan The Quare Land centres on the character Hugh Pugh (played by Des Keogh), who is about to take his first bath in four years. His bathing is disturbed by Rob McNulty (Frank O’Sullivan), a developer wanting to buy a field. Hugh conducts negotiations from his bathtub and is reluctant to sell while McNulty pulls out all the stops to complete the sale. The quick fire banter between the two characters escalates into an epic finale as both try to reason each other into submission.
The show previews Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July and will run until Saturday 24th July nightly at 8pm in Nuns Island Theatre. Matinees-Saturday 17th and Saturday 24that3:30pm.
Tickets available from the Galway Arts Festival Box Office, Forster Street priced at €22/€20/conc. **PREVIEW TICKETS HALF PRICE**
Book online www.galwayartsfestival.com
Tel: (+353) 91 566577