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The Land of the Stranger

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Dorothea Donn-Byrne 

  • Synopsis

    'Exile' Pat McCann has been living in Brooklyn for thirty years and has clearly prospered, running a Fancy and Oriental Grocery in a multi-ethnic immigrant neighbourhood. When his son buys him a ticket to visit Ireland, he is initially delighted, but on his return to County Armagh, he is shocked to find that his family find him 'stage Irish' while he finds their modernising instincts and attitudes uncomfortable. Father and son flee back to America, finding themselves more at ease there, and question the nature of what home and relationships are really about.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the listed cast, two musicians played non-speaking parts

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Dennis McCann Richard Hayward
Antonio Chiapetta J.R. Mageean
Maureen O'Brien Jean Woods
Mary O'Brien Marion Crimmins
'Exile Pat McCann' Gerald Macnamara
Bartley O'Toole Charles K. Ayre
Martin O'Brien Charles K. Ayre
Willie John McFee Walter Kennedy
Mrs. Levinsky Elma Ward
Ellen O'Brien Nora Barnett

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Land of the Stranger, a Kindly Comedy

  • Year

    -192

  • Published By

    Low, Marston & Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

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