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Curse - the Play on the Mountain

Friday 16th September, Mahon Falls, Kilrossanty, 8 p.m.


Over the last two years, the Play on the Mountain has been one of the unique features of the Festival with performances of new plays high in the Comeraghs on the side of Coumshingaun. This year, the event has been made more accessible through its relocation to Mahon Falls but still in the heart of the Comeraghs and a venue which will bristle with atmosphere.

 ‘Curse’ is a Bag-a-Cats Theatre Company presentation which is written and directed by Ger Bourke and performed by Joe Meagher. On a hill somewhere in modern day Ireland, Jo Jo, a small turnip grower is not doing so bad. The foreign discount stores have sprung up like mushrooms. The cheap migrant workers have arrived in their droves. The boom is booming. He might even have found what he thinks is happiness. So why is he constantly looking over his shoulder? Curse tells the darkly tragi-comic tale of a man whose whole life turns on the spin of a coin. It's a play about the harshness of life, the power of superstition and the void left to fester by the unspoken word. 

'Fascinating..... a gripping piece of theatre' Munster Express

'Bourke's script is blessed with a sense of intimacy' Waterford News & Star

The evening is supported by Comeragh Comhaltas, Coolnasmear.