“Now and Then”

18 April, 2024
8:00 pm -
Author: Sean Grennan
Group: Harvest Moon Theatre Group

Join us for “Now and Then” by Sean Grennan performed by Harvest Moon Theatre Group in the 2024 Bostik All Ireland Confined Drama Finals.


A young barman, Jamie, is closing up one night in 1981, and waiting for his girlfriend Abby, when an older man comes in for a quick one. The man tells them that he just wants to stay a while, have a drink and that he will then leave quietly. Soon the man makes Jamie and Abby a ridiculous offer – one that is very tempting. And he tells them a story, which seems unbelievable. When another stranger arrives, the unbelievable suddenly seems like it might just be true. Will they accept the offer, and if they do, what will the consequences be? What happens that night, may, or may not, change the course of Jamie’s life.

Sean Grennan’s play, ‘Now and Then’ was originally set in an Irish bar in Chicago in 1981. Harvest Moon’s presentation is an Irish adaption of the play, by John Corless.


Harvest Moon Theatre Group is based in Claremorris, Co Mayo, with members drawn from all over Connaught.  This is their second year on the circuit and the group is delighted to have qualified for the finals again this year. The cast of ‘Now and Then’ is made up of Rosemary Dixon, Vera Kilgallon, Kevin Woods and John Morley. Rosemary Dixon was part of the Garrymore Drama Group for many years and is no stranger to the circuit. Vera Kilgallon, from Mayo Abbey, is an All-Ireland winning actress. Kevin Woods is a native of Roscommon and John Morley is originally from Mayo, and is now living in Oranmore. Both have many acting awards to their credit for stage and screen. The play is directed by John Corless. Harvest Moon likes to introduce new plays, or re-imagine well-known plays, for audiences around the country.