Jack’s back!

Former CBS student brings play to Arts Centre

Jack Harte, a playwright and former Roscommon CBS student, brings his compelling play ‘Language of the Mute’ to Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday, May 13th, at 8 pm.

  Presented by Parthalonians Theatre Productions, this highly relevant play is a powerful exploration of how charisma can be used for unscrupulous purposes and how the inability to find the language to challenge it can ravage lives.

  Ex-pupils invade a Dublin classroom to confront their former teacher, whose actions have had a profound effect on them.

  Now he must be called to account so that the past can be confronted and futures faced.  This multi-layered drama takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster where secrets are revealed and sacred cows held up to scrutiny, where young love is rekindled and idealism endures.

  Harte is delighted to be bringing his play to Roscommon, and to see it performed close to the CBS where he did his Leaving Cert in 1963.

  Jack is a novelist and short story writer, a former teacher and School Principal. Born near Easkey, Co. Sligo, he moved to Lanesboro, Co. Longford, when he was nine and was educated in Co. Roscommon.

  Inspired by real life events, the play shines a light on sinister exploitation and the search for justice.

  Having premiered in The New Theatre Dublin in 2015 with fantastic reviews, it visits Roscommon Arts Centre for one night only on Friday, May 13th, at 8 pm.