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The Rain at the End of the Summer

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Synopsis

    Keane's play deals with the misadventures of a Cork draper in his sixties. A widower, self-made man and a dreadful bore, he is an embarrassment to his ambitious sons. He has a secret intention to marry the housekeeper who's looked after the family since the death of the mother, but his tolerant loving convent-bound daughter convinces him to tell the sons of intentions and acept the consequences. But it starts to go terribly wrong for him when he insults his intended bride so much so that see leaves. In the end he throws one and all out and is left alone.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Jamesy O'Brien Jim Norton
Toddy O'Brien Dermot Crowley
Joss O'Brien James N. Healy
Penny Abbey Scott
Kate Máirín Morrish
Ellie O'Brien Eilish McSweeney
Production Team  
Director Dan Donovan
Scenery Frank Sanquest

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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 published playscript and other printed material.