The Quare Land
Moth Productions present The Quare Land by John McManus starring Seamus O’Rourke and Shane Carroll on a nationwide tour.
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 play was No Hate Going To Loss, a radio drama which won the RTE P.J. O’Connor Award in 2005. He came joint third in the same competition in 2008 with Will You Swap Knees With Me? 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.