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A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Teresa Deevy 

  • Notes

    Shared first prize in the Abbey Play competition in 1931 (the other winner was Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Things That Are Caeser's'. See separate listing for details)

  • Synopsis

    Newly evicted from their home and grieving the recent loss of their child, the destitute couple Min and Michael are faced with a desperate struggle for survival. When Michael accidently comes across some stolen money, his first instinct is to hand it over to the police. His wife sees the situation differently, however, and the couple find themselves confronted with a stark moral choice.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Lizzie Brennan Ria Mooney
Father O'Brien Michael J. Dolan
Maggie Cooney May Craig
Min Donovan Eileen Crowe
Michael F J McCormick
Jim Slattery Denis O'Dea
Moses Baron Arthur Shields
Ned P.J. Carolan
Daisy Barron Maureen Delany
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Journal of Irish Literature 14 (1985), pp.18-75

  • Year

    1985

  • Published By

    Proscenium Press

  • Address

    Newark, Delaware
    USA

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jacqueline Deevy

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    jacqui.deevy@hse.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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