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The Righteous Are Bold

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Frank Carney 

  • Setting

    The kitchen of a poor farmhouse on the western ridge of Croagh Patrick, early in 1945.

  • Synopsis

    A young woman is possessed by evil spirits until exorcised by an elderly priest.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Nora Geraty Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Patrick Geraty Micheál Ó Briain
Nellie The Post Brid Lynch
Father O'Malley Michael J. Dolan
Doctor Moran Brian O'Higgins
Anthony Costello Raghnall Breathnach
Mary Kate Geraty May Craig
Michael Martin Geraty Fred Johnson
Sister Mary of the Rosary Máirín Ní Shúilleabháin
Mother Benedict Christine Hayden
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Settings by Alicia Sweetman
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Management Udolphus Wright

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Righteous are Bold

  • Year

    1952

  • Published By

    Duffy

  • Address

    England

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.