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Parthalonans Theatre Productions

Language of the Mute

Presented by Parthalonians Theatre Productions, this highly relevant, compelling 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 roller-coaster where secrets are revealed and sacred cows held up to scrutiny; where young love is re-kindled and idealism endures.
The playwright, Sligo-born Jack Harte is delighted to be bringing his play 'home' to Sligo. Many of his books and stories are inspired by Co Sligo, its landscape, people, and traditions. His first novel, In the wake of the Bagger, was commissioned by Sligo Co Council under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. 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, the company will now tour nationally.

Running Time:  90 mins approx, no interval.
Age Suitability: 15 years +. Please note some people may find some scenes disturbing.

"The play's passion to de-bunk blood sacrifice is as fierce as it is salutary...this is an important play " Emer O'Kelly, Sunday Independent

“…beautiful dialogue and tender moments” - The Public Reviews

“…a compelling play by Jack Harte” - Martina Devlin, Novelist & Journalist

 Take a read through the Red Curtain Review which includes an interview with writer Jack Harte who outlines the background to the play and why he felt he had to write it.