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Tarry Flynn

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    P. J. O'Connor 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Patrick Kavanagh 

  • Author Notes

    An Adaptation of Patrick Kavanagh's original novel of the same title.

  • Setting

    In and around the townland of Drumnay, Co. Cavan, 1935.

  • Synopsis

    Set in Cavan in the 1930s, Tarry Flynn tells the story of Tarry, a farmer poet, and his quest for big fields, young women and the meaning of life. His sensibility is torn between two impulses: the poetic and the libidinous. We follow his adventures as he uncovers the beauty in every aspect of nature and farm life, all the while keeping up his desperate campaign to get a kiss.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    11

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Eusebius Cassidy Pat Laffan
Maggie Finnegan Joan O'Hara
Various Characters Bernadette McKenna
Charlie Traynor Des Cave
Tarry Flynn Donal McCann
Petey Meegan Peadar Lamb
Various Characters Niall Buggy
Molly Brady Kathleen Barrington
Mary Reilly Aideen O'Kelly
Mrs. Flynn Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Father Markey Edward Golden
Joe Finnegan Geoff Golden
Larry Finnegan Micheál Ó Briain
Father Anthony Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Mary Maire O'Neill (2)
Various Characters Chris O'Neill
Bridie Deirdre Purcell
Mrs Callan Eileen Crowe
Various Characters Brenda McGuinne
Aggie Sheila O'Connell
Various Characters Sinead Woods (2)

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Tarry Flynn

  • Year

    1977

  • Published By

    Proscenium Press

  • Address

    Newark, Delaware
    USA

  • ISBN

    0912262400

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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