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Dark Waters

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Dorothy Macardle 

  • Setting

    The West of Ireland

  • Notes

    According to Cathy Leeney (' Irish Women Playwrights, 1900-1939': Peter Lang, 2010), the original manuscript for 'Dark Waters' has never been found. The same is true of many of Macardle's plays, possibly, as Leeney suggests, because her personal papers were destroyed by her younger brother after her death in 1958.

  • Synopsis

    Oliver Carmichael is an invalid who gradually becomes obsessed with the prophecies of familial doom set down by a long-dead ancestor in his manuscripts. One day Oliver's daughter Una sees in her mirror the haunted face of a future lover who is destined to cause her pain...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Oliver Carmichael Hilton Edwards
Roland Carmichael Micheál Mac Liammóir
Una Carmichael Betty Chancellor
Bridget Meriel Moore
Doctor Dermot O'Mara Robert Hennessy (1)
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Set Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings and from Cathy Leeney's 2010 volume 'Irish Women Playwrights 1900-1939'.