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The Lone Man

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Charles K. Ayre 

  • Notes

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

  • Synopsis

    Daniel McKnight is a County Down fisherman and confirmed bachelor. As a young man, he had been responsible for introducing his neighbour, Morgan, to his future wife, eventually resulting in a most unhappy marriage. Word comes from America that Morgan, long emigrated, has died and left Dan a bequest of five thousand pounds on the provision that he marry his widow. If either refuses, the money is to go to the other. Dan, also being pursued by local women Nora McConville and Mrs Grant, finds life getting unbearably complicated for a Lone Man. Finally, he receives word that the widow will forfeit the money rather than marry again, and he is much relieved. But can he really trust the news?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Nora McConville Marion Crimmins
Unspecified Character(s) Norman Gray
Daniel Charles K. Ayre
Mary Ann Grant Rose McQuillan
Unspecified Character(s) Edward Wilson
Unspecified Character(s) Patrick Denley

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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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'.