Drama Presentations at Oct 2015 Festival

2 wonderful nights of comedy with the unmistakable Seamus O’Rourke. Tickets, priced €12, will be available from Multi Sound, Main Street, Cavan – 049-4361312, or from our Ticket Office and Shop in Cavan Crystal Hotel from 5pm on Friday October 16th, or on the door on the night.

Special Offer: If you wish to go both nights, then Friday Night will be €12 but you get Sunday Night for €10 – buy your 2 tickets at the same time, either in Multi Sound or on the door on Friday night.

Venue: Town Hall Theatre Cavan, 

Time: 8.30pm each night

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The story revolves around a man who is shipped off to Lon­don when he is 17… goes through bouts of depres­sion, obe­sity and anger issues… finds and loses love, comes back to Ire­land to more mis­for­tune and may­hem and yet there is HOPE and loads of fun in that story too, there has to be, it’s real and in real­ity laugh­ter and tears are never far from each other and that’s even more true when you bring sto­ries to the stage.

Padraig Potts Guide to Walking

The play fol­lows the life of Padraig Potts McK­eir­nan, who has a habit of just eat­ing what­ever is on his plate… metaphor­i­cally that is… from grow­ing up near the tiny rural vil­lage of Drum­namee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Sil­via Lang, a per­fect protes­tant girl… to mar­ry­ing Mary Tague, the priests house­keeper, who he never really liked… to get­ting rid of Mary Tague and her mother, who he claims invented vine­gar… and even­tu­ally to the real­i­sa­tion that the world isn’t as big as he first thought.

Seamus O’Rourke:

Sea­mus is a writer, actor and direc­tor linked mainly with the Corn Mill The­atre Group, Car­ri­gallen, Co. Leitrim.  He has been heav­ily involved in the ama­teur drama scene for more than twenty years, fea­tur­ing in the All Ire­land Drama finals in Athlone on fif­teen occa­sions.  In the finals, he has won: RTE Best Direc­tor in 2005 (Stolen Child by Yvonne Quinn & Deirdre Ní Chaoimh), RTE Best Actor in 2010 (for John in Con­nor McPherson’s Shin­ing City), RTE Best Sup­port­ing Actor in 2011 (Pato in the Beauty Queen of Leenane by Mar­tin McDon­agh), as well as being nom­i­nated for direc­tion and act­ing on eight other occasions.

He has also reached the finals with three of his own full length plays and with Ride On!he made his pro­fes­sional debut, both as a writer and an actor. Two of his ear­lier plays,dig and The Trappe Fam­ily were short listed for The Ware­house Theatre’s (Lon­don) Inter­na­tional Play­writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion in 2009. His play, Victor’s Dung, was a sell out suc­cess dur­ing its national tour in asso­ci­a­tion with the GAA, as was his fol­low up play,Victor’s Dung (The Sec­ond Cut), which was per­formed dur­ing Fleadh Cheoil na hEire­ann 2012 in Cavan town. In Decem­ber 2010 he played the res­cuer in The Fire by Philip Doherty for Gonzo Theatre.

In early 2012 Sea­mus toured exten­sively with The Pitch by Shane Con­naughton. In late 2012 & early 2013 his play For Club & County toured over 70 venues around Ire­land play­ing to packed houses. In May of 2013 his new play Stale­mate got it’s world pre­miere at the Back­stage The­atre, Long­ford, while he also toured his one man show, The Sand Park to rave reviews.

In early 2014 Sea­mus toured exten­sively through­out the coun­try with dig, his first play. In late June 2014, Fin­try Ama­teur Dra­matic Soci­ety from Scot­land won the British One Act Finals with their won­der­ful per­for­mance of Victor’s Dung by Sea­mus O’Rourke. In early 2015 Sea­mus toured with his lat­est pro­duc­tion Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walk­ing. He recently starred as the Bishop in the Gai­ety Theatre’s 5oth Anniver­sary pro­duc­tion of The Field by John B. Keane, directed by Padraic McIntyre.

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