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Before Midnight

A Tragedy in One Act, by Gerald Brosnan.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Gerald Brosnan 

  • Setting

    The street pavement outside the railings of a park in the North City of Dublin. February, 1927.

  • Synopsis

    'Shocks' or Patrick Francis Kiley is a soldier left mentally unhinged after the war. He hangs around Mountjoy Square singing recalled snatches of wartime songs. It's here he picks up a murderer's abandoned weapon and regains his senses enough to capture him with the help of kindly Detective Long.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Amey Ria Mooney
Knacker Keener Michael J. Dolan
Patrick Francis Kiley F J McCormick
Joe Mason Barry Fitzgerald
A Civic Guard Arthur Shields
Another Detective T. Marshall
Detective Long P.J. Carolan
Mike Bannon Michael Scott (1)
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Stage Manager Arthur Shields
Secretary J.H. Perrin

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from press cuttings.