In 1958 the Dublin International Theatre Festival accepted for production, The Drums of Father Ned. The Archbishop of Dublin objected to plays in the programme by Sean O'Casey and James Joyce, and refused to say the Votive Mass. Sean O'Casey withdrew his play. Samuel Beckett withdrew his play in protest. The festival was abandoned. O'Casey decided to ban all professional productions of his plays in Ireland.
Produced by the Lafayette Little Theatre, Lafayette, Indiana.
Premiered at the Lafayette Little Theatre, Lafayette, Indiana.
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