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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    M.F. Scott 

  • Notes

    The cast and character lists for this entry are drawn from reviews of the premiere productions. As such, they should be taken as approximate.

  • Synopsis

    A short play on the issue of naming, in which Mrs. Fogarty and Mrs. Rooney fall out over the name to be given to their grandson. As the discussion becomes more heated, each reveals her thinking on the family of the other and home truths are inadvertently blurted out, until, in a dramatic ending, a neighbour enters to announce the sudden tragic death of the child.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    2

  • Cast Notes

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
John Rooney G.A. Charters
Mrs. Fogarty Mary Crothers
Dan Fogarty J.M. Harding
Mrs. Rooney Peggy McCurdy

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from reviews of the premiere production, and from Margaret McHenry's 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland'.