Thursday September 19th @ 8pm. Preview Night. All tickets €10. Box Office 047 3977.
Adapted from Paul Laverty’s screenplay of the film “Jimmy’s Hall”.
Written and directed by Mairead Cassidy.
Overflowing with music, dance, poetry and song, the must-see feel-good show comes to the Garage.
Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. Why? His only crime was to build a dance hall where he invited the local community to come. A place to learn, to argue, and to dream, but above all a place to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.
A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned and run down when the young people of the community approach Jimmy and beg him to open it again. Seeing the poverty and growing tyranny in the village, the socialist and activist within him is moved. He decides to reopen the hall, with the help of his old friends. Once again, taking on the established authorities of the church and the government. Before long the oppressors, see the hall as a threat to their authority, they consider Jimmy a threat to national security and contrive to have him deported.
(Contains some bad language)