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Sharon's Grave

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in a small farmhouse on an isolated headland on the south-western seaboard of Ireland, about twenty years ago(1960).

  • Synopsis

    Keane's play about the struggle between the forces of good and evil and the mythical beliefs of 1930’s rural Ireland deals with a man’s ruthless lust for land, which overrides all family loyalties, and can ultimately lead to tragedy.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    01 February 1960

  • Producer

    Produced by Southern Theatre Group

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First produced in the Father Matthew Hall, Cork.

Original Cast  
Dinzie Conlee Eamon Keane
Pats Bo Bwee James N. Healy
Neelus Conlee Michael Twomey
Donal Conlee Charles Ginnane
Jack Conlee Flor Dullea
Miss Dee Kay Healy
Tom Shawn Tom Vesey
Peadar Minogue Seamus Moynihan
Trassie Conlee Maura Hassett
Mague Marie Twomey
Moll Maire McLoughlin
Production Team  
Produced by Dan Donovan
Scenery Frank Sanquest

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

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 original production programme and other published material.