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The Way the Buffalo Went

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Thomas McLaughlin 

  • Synopsis

    The Way the Buffalo Went is the story of Sarah Winchester, widow of the inventor of the Winchester repeating rifle which played a leading role in the annihilation of Native Americans. Following her husband's death, Sarah's guilt drove her to a medium who advised her to protect herself by always living in a remote house that was always in a state of construction. When she died thirty years later, Sarah Winchester left behind a house containing 160 rooms, 10,000 windows, 467 doors, 47 fireplaces, 40 staircases, 6 kitchens and 3 lifts.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    13 November 1985

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Fidget Theatre.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Susan Joan Sheehy
Frank Martin Murphy
Fire Horse Pom Boyd
Cecil Darragh Kelly
Production Team  
Director Julian Plunkett-Dillon
Designer Lynne Parker
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Percussion Hughie Gallagher
Production Manager Alex Anderson
Graphic Design Charlie O'Neill

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Thomas McLaughlin

  • Email

    mrcax@yahoo.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.