Last weekend the Garage Theatre played host to a new play “And a Red Flag Flying” which was co-written by Ballybay man Aidan Mc Quillan. The play tells of the dramatic events of January 1919 when workers in the Monaghan Asylum (St. Davnet’s) took it over and declared a worker’s ‘soviet’. Aidan also directed the play and drew together a great cast of experienced actors from throughout County Monaghan. A number of locals attended last weekend including Sally Mc Aviney and John Smyth.
Commenting on the play Sally said, “It is a wonderful portrayal of a true story – Don’t miss it” while John also enjoyed the play and commented, “A great play and a factually accurate account of the first occupation strike in lrish labour history. Well worth going to see, well done to Aiden and all the crew”. If you would like to see this production it plays tonight (Thursday), Friday 18th and Saturday 19th in the Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney at 8pm.