Seamus O’Rourke brings his new play Indigestion to Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday, July 24 at 8pm.
According to Seamus, his new play came about after a chance meeting with “a fella of my age and stature… he had a great story to tell and although it was a tough life he had led, he remained upbeat and positive. I just thought, with the times that are in it, it was an important story to get out there. There is hope for all of us, no matter how bleak things might seem”.
The story revolves around a man who is shipped off to London when he is 17. He suffers with bouts of depression and has both obesity and anger issues; he both finds and loses love and returns to Ireland to more misfortune and mayhem.
“But there is loads of fun in that story too,” says Seamus. “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.” According to Seamus, the reaction to the play so far has been great, because it is one of hope and it is a real story that people can and will relate to.
It has been a busy time for O’Rourke recently, having just finished performing alongside Michael Harding in The Field at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. He continues to be hugely popular with Roscommon audiences and his latest offering promises yet another great night of theatre.
Tickets are now on sale at Roscommon Arts centre on (090 ) 666 25824 or www.roscommonartscentre.ie