Shortcut to Hallelujah rides on Truman Town's growing popularity and reptuation for high quality theatre combined with unforgettable comedy. Their previous productions this year include Sunday Morning Coming Down which went on a National Tour and sold out to rave reviews and standing ovations all over the country. The Play is a hillarious, yet dark anecdotes of small town Irish life. Raw and honest, lyrical yet hard hitting, there is no doubt that the Irish Theatre Magazine were on the mark when they said - "This is Powerful Theatre."
Shortcut to Hallelujah is the hysterical drama set during the run up to the All-Ireland Football final. Mayo are playing Kerry and the clientele of Quinnís Bar, Ballinrobe, are certain the Sam McGuire is coming West at last. Thereís only one problem. Rumours begin to surface of a curse on the team. The last time time Mayo won they celebrated so loud that they upset a tinkerís funeral and it was decreed that they would never win again until everyone on the team was dead. Itís now over fifty years later and only one player remains alive. Meanwhile, young Chris McGuire is in a bitter dispute with local landgrabber, Black Tom Tully. The argument dates back to an incident with McGuire's father some years before. A land deal went wrong when Tully was accused of refusing to buy his round of Brandy and the two men became sworn enemies ever after. Chris has inherited the quarrel and is adamant that Tom Tully won't get a "...blade of grass..." Eimear, played by the beautiful Kate McCarthy, is the tragic fiance of Chris. Despite her best efforts, she can't reconcile herself to a life in Ballinrobe, but her attempts to leave always prove more difficult than she imagined.