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The Year of the Hiker

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Synopsis

    The Hiker Lacey, who has left the family home to take to the roads some years back, returns on a special day in the life of the family he abandoned.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    17 July 1963

  • Producer

    Produced by Southern Theatre Group

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Father Matthew Hall, COrk.

Original Cast  
Hiker Lacey James N. Healy
Simey Lacey Michael Twomey
Dr. Willie Dolly Ber Power
Joe Lacey Flor Dullea
Kate Lacey Kay Healy
Freda Máirín Morrish
Mary Lacey Loretta McNamara
Production Team  
Settings by Frank Sanquest
Produced by Dan Donovan

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Three Plays: "The Year of the Hiker", "The Change in Mame Fadden", "The Highest House on the Mountain"

  • Year

    2001

  • Published By

    Mercier Press

  • Address

    Unit 3B, Oak House
    Bessboro Road, Blackrock
    Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 4614700

  • Email

    info@mercierpress.ie

  • Website

    www.mercierpress.ie

  • ISBN

    1856353656

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Professional

  • Contact

    Mercier Press

  • Address

    Unit 3B, Oak House
    Bessboro Road, Blackrock
    Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 4614700

  • Email

    info@mercierpress.ie

  • Website

    www.mercierpress.ie

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email

    dli@eircom.net

  • Website

    www.dli.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript and other published material.