At Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
Life is full of surprises. Old friends never let you down. First love never dies. We carry our secrets to the grave. Believe all that, and you'll believe anything!
Thomas, a middle-aged man down on his luck, disillusioned, is content to while away his wasted life in death's waiting-room, listening to music, talking to the radio, and fighting with gangs of teenagers that disrupt his nights.
Who does Billy think he is, turning up at his front door after all this time, begging favours, anxious to rewrite his life story? And that the Hell's he doing, bringing Emma back into Thomas' life?
All soldiers share secrets. That's the nature of violence. What's the big deal about one long forgotten accident in a bloody catalogue of tragedy? You can't be responsible for everything. And sometimes, death can be least of your worries.
In ‘Star Men', the eagerly awaited new play from award-winning writer Seamas Keenan, directed by Tom Doherty, the three old friends confront their shared pasts in a welter of alcohol, vicious recrimination, deceit, powerlessness, ill-concealed desire, and claustrophobic, brutal humour.
The play opened in The Playhouse on Thursday May 19 to packed houses and standing ovations and will now have two special performances at An Culturlann Mc Adam O Fiaich in Belfast.
Please note- THIS PLAY CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE
Photograph- Past conversation, Locky Morris, 1997.
Tickets: £11/ £8
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast
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