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The Irishwoman of the Year

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John Power 

  • Synopsis

    The rise and fall of social (and political) climber, Esther Delaney, is the central plot of this piece. Not content to be an assistant in her father's business, this woman who has abandoned life as a mother and wife to pursue political power, by supporting any popular cause to gain votes, finds herself undone when she comes out strongly against alcohol.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Dr. Fleming Pat Laffan
Peg Murphy Joan O'Hara
Joe Murphy Peadar Lamb
Ann Delaney Sinead Cusack
Esther Delaney Kathleen Barrington
Miss Fane Aideen O'Kelly
Bill Delaney Bill Foley
Andy Foley, T.D. Edward Golden
Mike Flynn Geoff Golden
Sergeant Burke Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Senator Kyle Pat Layde
Mollie Deirdre Purcell
Jones Vincent Dowling
Production Team  
Settings by Brian Collins
Produced by Tomás Mac Anna

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