Rooskey man brings 'True Friends' to Longford stage

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Rooskey drama

Pictured are the cast of 'True Friends', which comes to the Backstage Theatre on March 9.

'True Friends', a new three-act play written by Rooskey native Seamus Lannon, takes place at the Backstage Theatre on Saturday night, March 9, at 8pm.

Seamus has written many one-act and short plays for Scór and the Pioneer Competitions, reaching All-Ireland Finals in both. But this is his first venture with a three-act play.

The play is set in 1950s rural Ireland and tells the tale of two young boys, Mick and Jimmy, who grew up in Derrymoneen.

Mick and Jimmy went to school together and were 'True Friends'. Then one Sunday morning morning, Mick disappeared and wasn't heard of again. Now, 55 years have passed and, out of the blue, Mick returns.

Together again, there are stories to be told of a different Ireland; the joys, the tears, the smiles, the heartbreak and the good news.

On stage with Seamus are Frank Hussey who has over 50 years of experience, winning three All-Ireland titles; Elizabeth McLoughlin, a proud Dromard lady who is no stranger to the stage; and Roisin Sweeney, a Dublin lady who has many years of experience on stage in her native city.

So if you want a good laugh or cry, the Backstage is the place to be on Saturday night, March 9.
To book, contact 043 33 47888 or see www.backstage.ie.